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.