House of Lords Fishes Where the Fish Are: YouTube

UK legislators launch effort to appeal to youth
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2008 5:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – The House of Lords is vaulting into the 21st century, hosting a YouTube channel dedicated to dispelling its upper-crust image. The appointed branch of Parliament rolled out several videos today, full of legislators explaining to clueless young people how the system works, the AP reports. "We hope that they will help to combat some of the outdated stereotypes of members of the upper house," said the Lord Speaker.

The videos—including “What’s it all about?”—focus on diversity and feature female and minority lords. Another 21st-century addition to the parliamentary repertoire is a “Lords of the Blog” site, on which one recent post exclaimed at how quickly rumors spread in the legislature.