If it ain’t broke don’t fix it


Reading about the
stupidity of the government selection of technology for its flagship Biometric
Passports, where the chips are only guaranteed for 2 years, but the passport is
valid for 10, makes the point that most, if not all of the reforms currently underway
are flawed. 

I remember the
old story about NASA, who spent £65 million developing a pen that astronauts
could use in space, it would write in any position, upside down, sideways in
any environment.

The Russians just
used a pencil.!
 

When we look
closely at the reforms, we see that there has not been a need to undertake
reforms in the way that have been proposed, wasting taxpayer money, other than
an ideology that says we will change everything, even though we don’t know what
we are going to change it to.

The voting in the
Commons at present over the future of the House of Lords is a prime example.
Labour have pledged to reform the House of Lords, but as the number of options
shows very clearly, they don’t have a clue as to what they had in mind BEFORE
they decided to set the process in motion. 

Not one of the
reforms that have touched our lives can they honestly say are of benefit, have produced
a return on investment and value for money.

Schools have been
pulled this way and that, with so many reforms no-one knows what the rules and
the qualifications are about any more. 

The NHS is in
total disarray, and the IT projects that are supposed to be pulling it all
together are neither welcomed by staff and patients nor wanted, but the cost to
taxpayers has been billions of wasted pounds.

The Libra project,
the most simplistic project on the government books, to join up all the courts
with IT, is 16 years late and no one knows how much it has cost to date. 

The Bio-metric
Passport problem with the 2 year warranty on the chips is only scratching the
surface with the technology, its not fit
for purpose
, and the
UK government is storing up a mass of
problems over IP rights, billions and billions of pounds worth.  The functionality is not there, there are
little processes in place to deal with a large number of chip failures, readers
are not available on the front desks, only in the back offices and so the
problems are beginning to mount.

There was little
wrong with the way that government functioned before NuLab started spending our
money and interfering with everything, that a few reorganisations would not
have solved, but now it has got to the stage where every government project,
every government department is now morally, technologically and financially
broke.

 

Time to put a
stop to it now.  If it ain’t broke don’t fix
it. 

Even Americans faced with the same garbage as us are saying NO.

 


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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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