6 posts tagged with "gov"

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A bit of politics

21 September, 2008 - 151 words
It was interesting earlier today to watch Charles Clarke and John Prescott on the BBC’s Politics Show talking about the future of Gordon Brown and the Labour party. On hand Charles Clarke is a Brown sceptic and wants there to ...

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Opentech 2008

06 July, 2008 - 316 words
It’s been a long, long day, but at least I got to watch the final episode of Dr Who when I got home. I wasn’t as inspired by the talks as other people seem to have been – the ones I attended seemed reasonably prosaic, although I...

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Are pensioners the new revolutionaries?

29 June, 2008 - 332 words
I realise I’ve probably come to this a little late, but after reading the story of the chap in Bristol who chained himself to a lamppost in order to stop the council from taking it away who said “Retired people like me are going to lead the revolution”, it now seems obvious that this really is going to be the case in the future. ...

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Dear Parliament, you will lose

01 June, 2008 - 125 words
television proceedings and subsequent use on Members’ websites are undertaken subject to a licence issued by the Speaker. The licence stipulates that material must not be hosted on a searchable website and must not be downloadable. The reason for that is to ensure that it is not re-edited or reused inappropriately for campaigning or satirical purposes.

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Does the government need to be more beta?

27 January, 2008 - 53 words
of the £14bn spent on technology in UK government every year (over 50% of all IT spend in the whole of Britain), around 70% of all projects end in failure e-Government in the UK – call that transformation?

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Safeguarding our data

20 January, 2008 - 547 words
Danger! Mental dumping ground ahead! Like loads of other IT people in the UK, I’ve been pretty worried about the forthcoming compulsory centralised ID database in the UK. I’ve previously written to my MP, joined ORG and tried to spre...

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