ONE OF the consequences of Parliament having to adapt to coronavirus is the increased use of video technology which I have been arguing for now for sometime and I hope will still be a part of proceedings after this crisis is over.
I’ve been able to ask questions and participate in committee meetings from my office in Moffat and along with other MPs ensure we have some form of Parliamentary scrutiny. Electronic voting is also being tested, but many MPs still have reservations about that.
Of course, there was always glitches in the system, like when two weeks ago, I got stuck in what’s called the 'Zoom waiting room' when I was due to be asking the Prime Minster a question.
But I still remain positive about what technology can do to make our democracy more accessible and am sure we will see it used more after this crisis.