In a letter to David Davies
in response to his putting the Government on notice to cancel the ID cards
project should a future Conservative government come to power, the IT Industry
association Intellect, threatened to
introduce stronger break clauses into its contracts with this government.
director-general John Higgins says companies will seek to protect themselves in
case a future government revokes a contract upon coming to power. This may
result in stronger break clauses and produce “a less favourable
environment” for the taxpayer.
Is big business
so deep in the bed with Gordon Brown that it believes that it can threaten
political parties in this way?.
I would be happy
to see David Davies respond in such a way that makes it clear to these
companies that they would be lucky to see any government contracts at all if
they try to interfere with the workings of our democracy again.