Big IT firms threaten Tories

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. 

Intellect's
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.

 

 

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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