RE: Scrutiny 2.0
We seem to be able to access the site here no problem.
I've had a glance through and indeed there are a number of investigations on there which cover topics that scrutiny could well pursue - eg. council coverage in local newspapers, cycling safety; comparsions of healthcare across areas; costs of road repairs etc.
But it looks a bit new still and the 'investigations' reported on it so don't seem to go very deep. Some of them aren't much more than reporting on answers to FOI requests, and expounding a fair bit on public opinion which, as we know, can vary enormously in how informed it is.
I suspect the site isn't going to threaten scrutiny's role in the very near future. But its focus on investigation rather than just another blog type site might capture the imagination of some people. It might turn into a resource we can use either to gather evidence (still sceptical on this though but let's see) or to get ideas for avenues of investigation..
Hope others can get access and give a view.