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
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
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.
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
Time to put a
stop to it now. If it ain’t broke don’t fix
Even Americans faced with the same garbage as us are saying NO.