Lords of the file(server)s

Via Bryan Appleyard at Thought Experiments, I discover that the House of Lords has a blog, called Lords of the Blog. I can’t immediately see a way to create unique links to its posts, but on 15 March, Lord Soley wrote: "After many trials and tribulations the Lords have got a blog site – thanks to the Hansard Society and the Lords Library and Information Department (and me!)."
Baroness Murphy, on 16 March: "I’m excited this blog site is finally going live tomorrow and hope very much ‘you lot out there’ will want to talk to us and tell us what’s on your mind. The peers taking part have been more or less talking to each other while getting the hang of it. Some of us, unlike former MPs like Lord Soley who are old hands, have never blogged before so we don’t know yet what really interests the wider blogging public."
And today (17 March), Lord Tyler’s post begins: "Apparently we are going live today. So far, our blog confessions have had a very limited audience, but now anyone may see what we have been doing. Not that I have anything to hide. Indeed, I suspect that most members of the Lords would be only too happy if the public could and did take more notice of what we do on their behalf. Some of us spent a lengthy afternoon last Thursday debating the best way to get more people – and especially young people – interested in the way Parliament deals with their concerns, hopes and fears. We were examining the distorting effect of the current voting system, which tends to make people feel that they can’t affect the outcome of an election and it is a waste of time going to the poll. I notice that several of my fellow bloggers were there. We didn’t all agree, but at least we showed how anxious we are to give the citizens of this country a more effective say in the way in which it is run." This is a topic that is currently interesting Cathy (17) and her fellow-students, so she’ll be interested to know that the Lords are concerned, too.
I like the disclaimer, which reads "Views expressed by the authors or ‘bloggers’ are their own and do not represent the views of the House of Lords, its authorities or its other Members (including parties and other groups of Members)."