People in England will get more online powers to rate GPs, police, childcare and councils, Gordon Brown has said.
He said it was wrong that consumer websites such as Amazon and eBay had "higher standards of transparency" than those for public services.
Officials liken the new approach to the Tripadvisor site, where travellers can share their thoughts on hotels.
The PM promised an "information revolution", but the Tories said public services were still too bureaucratic.
Where to begin.
Why? I'm a patient, not a fucking journalist. I don't have to rate my local Sainsbury's to keep the store on its toes. In fact a couple of years ago a small Tesco store opened just downt he road from the Sainsbury's, and geuss what: there was a price war, and most recently Sainsbury's has been shut, re-modelled, expanded, and totally overhauled. That is competition, driven by the presence of choice.
If you want to improve public services, in particular education and the NHS, then crack them open to free choice and let them compete. The change will happen naturally and miraculously.*
Why is the fucking NHS so fucking special and different that giving customers a genuine choice as to where our money goes, heresy?
*Admittedly, I swear a fucking lot more.