Unfolding plans 70 – I was barred

An interesting thing happened to me the other day. I’d like to tell you about it but I was banned or at least barred.  I was in a meeting with Broadband Delivery UK in the HM Treasury building on Horse Guards Road and it was a few days before the election and the cloak of … Continue reading Unfolding plans 70 – I was barred

We’ve been hanging on for 7600 years

MP Fiona Mactaggart announced this amazing statistic at a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee the other day.  ‘Stressed Britons spent a total of 76 centuries on hold to Government phone lines last year.’  It later turned out that she was out by a factor of ten and that she meant to say 7.6 centuries … Continue reading We’ve been hanging on for 7600 years

Cut cost and save money. Beware of fallacious arguments.

I received this in my email this morning (I’ve removed all reference to the organisation that sent it as that is not the issue):  ‘As the [Government’s] Digital by Default agenda moves swiftly forward, it is now more important than ever for the public sector to embrace new digital technologies. According to the Government's Digital … Continue reading Cut cost and save money. Beware of fallacious arguments.