Involve’s Director Simon Burall commented on the government’s current crowdsourcing consultation processes in the Guardian online this week. His response highlighted the need for government dialogue with the public to be a two-way conversation that will meaningfully impact on policy. Published on the 2 August, the article focused on the lack of influence that the 9,500 suggestions made to the ‘Programme for Government’ agenda have had on policy-making across government. See the following articles to read more.

The Guardian: Coalition’s first crowdsourcing attempt fails to alter Whitehall line

The Mail: Coalition’s internet ‘consultation’ sham as ministers reject every suggestion

The Telegraph: Coalition ‘crowdsourcing’ attempts ‘a failure’