Gordon Brown launches YouTube "Ask the PM" question time

The Prime Minister has gone all Web 2.0 and embraced the digital world by launching an online PM's questions on the video sharing site YouTube.

Described as a regular initiative, "Ask the PM", will see Gordon Brown responding to the most popular questions submitted by the YouTube community.

Those interested in posing a puzzler to the PM can submit video clips questions via the YouTube Downing Street channel.

"Politicians get a chance in prime minister's question time and other question times - I think it's time the public had a chance", Gordon Brown states in an introductory video.

BBC political correspondent Jo Coburn said the prime minister's online question time was a response to David Cameron's claims that he was an "analogue politician in a digital age".

The Queen made tech world headlines by putting her traditional Christmas day address on YouTube in December last year.