"We are going to create a bottom up process",
Despite the use of taxpayers' cash, much of MyParl.eu will not be visible to the public, with its networking "restricted to parliamentarians", The Daily Telegraph has learned.
Only parliamentarians and "civil society", Brussels-speak for officially sanctioned NGOs and trade associations, will be able to use the site for comment and debate. "Myparl.eu offers you a unique online political forum with a social networking tool, enabling you to engage with other parliamentarians across the EU," said the pilot site launched in Brussels on Thursday".
The arrogance of the organisers of this walking disaster make the point,
"After receiving an online demonstration of the website, one Euro-MP's office asked MyParl organisers whether there was a cost for the service. "Totally free. Well, not for the taxpayer of course," was the answer".