I was pleasantly surprised to find out that David Miliband (our youthful-looking Foreign Minister) has started his own blog. Not only that, it’s part of a wider initiative by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office which incorporates no less than 6 new blogs including:
Jim Murphy (Minister for Europe)
Lindsay Appleby (First Secretary, Brussels Office)
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles (great name)…ambassador to Afghanistan
Maria Pia Gazella… a Trade and Investment officer at the British Embassy in Santiago, Chile
Sarah Russell…a new graduate entrant
Mr Miliband summarises the intention behind the initiative as to "show more of the enormous range of interesting, and challenging, work we do and why we do it." Lord knows what they’re opening themselves up for but I think it’s rather admirable that they are trying to reach out to the public in this way. I noticed they’ve also got a Foreign Office Flickr group from which this image (of Miliband addressing staffers) is taken.
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