Six months after the government invited the general public to submit ideas for cuts via the Spending Challenge website, George Osborne has resurrected the concept of budget crowd sourcing. But the flashy website used by the Treasury last summer has been replaced with a plain HTML form accompanied by a bland text “welcoming representations as part of the […]

Bloggers had great fun gloating over the total failure (and subsequent deletion) of the government’s Spending Challenge Facebook page. Scrapbook was thus thrilled to see the star of Can this goat get more followers than HM Treasury Spending Challenge? cement its position as British politics’ most successful farm animal with an appearance in the Sunday Times’ […]

As seen on Scrapbook and elsewhere, Left wing bloggers have ridiculed the coalition’s “Cuts…”, ahem sorry, “Spending Challenge” Facebook page by creating a goat-themed alternative with nearly ten times as many followers. The government’s initiative was launched with an absolutely cringeworthy webchat between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a fawning David Cameron. In the interests […]

What is it about Conservative Party and social media comedy gold? During the election they found their much vaunted Cash Gordon site redirected to pornography by hackers. Having finally got their hands on those red boxes, no sooner had they launched the Spending Challenge website than it became an unmoderated forum for racists to rant about “immergrants” […]