The Foreign Secretary who blogs


So the change has begun, following yesterday’s handover of power from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown, with the announcement this morning of the new Cabinet that Prime Minister Brown is forming.

A huge change, it seems, in personalities and styles compared to the types of people Tony Blair would have included. I’ll leave it to other, more politically-seasoned pundits to offer views and opinions (and there are plenty of opinions).

Some good conversations going on at BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson’s blog. Some of the comments to posts are very predictable but some interesting views nevertheless.

What I’m interested in is what will David Miliband do with his blog now that he is Foreign Secretary? Will he continue as the most senior British politician writing a blog, or will he give it up? Heaven forbid ghost blogging!

He did post a brief commentary a short while ago about his changing role, with this conclusion:

[…] Thank you for reading, commenting and arguing over the last 15 months. It may take some time for new service to be resumed, but please watch this space.

I hope he does continue. Since he started the blog in early 2006, he has demonstrated a clear understanding of social media and the impact it can have on communication in politics.

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