Tag: Governments Picking Losers

And They’ll All Just Disappear….

People’s cars, that is. Overnight. Poof! Gone! Right? Parking on pavements could be banned across England under government plans to ease journeys for disabled people and parents pushing prams. Yes, I can just see people saying ‘Oh well, it was…

Sorry Stuart, But Times Change…

…and sensible businessmen change with them. Dinosaurs go into the tarpit. Banks are shutting early, choirs are silent, many swimming pools lie empty while professional sport has become an eerie ritual for TV viewers only. The fact that so many…

More Successes In Government IT!

Thousands of reports of cybercrime were quarantined on a police database instead of being investigated because software designed to protect the computer system labelled them a security risk. Sure, blame ‘the computer’. Who programmed that software? Who failed to adequately…

Government IT Failure…?

…you shock me! Surely not? The UK’s courts system is “on its knees” following a major computer outage that has lasted several days, a leading lawyers’ union has said. Legal practitioners have been unable to access court wifi or the…

When Money’s No Object…

The PAC deputy chair, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, said: “The Ministry of Justice took an all-singing, all-dancing approach to what could have been a relatively simple procurement exercise. The evidence to support a wholesale transformation of the tagging system was weak…

The Difference, Explained…

My school is a mile from the border of a selective authority. The “local” grammar is 12 miles away or half an hour on the bus. Yet at 7.20am, come rain or shine, shivering children from the local villages can…

Don’t Mention The [censored]!

A poster which aims to warn about the radicalisation of youngsters by terrorists does not feature the words radicalisation or terrorism because “they may seem scary” *sighs* …there are fears the lack of directness instead risks disguising the point of…

They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

Is this yet another CPS car-crash in the making? Dr Katrina Erskine, consultant gynaecologist and head of obstetrics at Homerton Hospital, Hackney, said she was angered by the case selected for the first prosecution because it gave a “misleading” impression…