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April 21, 2017  3:11 PM

Don’t expect much that’s new from political parties’ digital manifestos in General Election

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, Conservatives, Digital economy, Digital government, GDS, Labour, Libdem, manifesto

Like it or not, necessary or not, we have another General Election, and while nobody will decide their vote based on a party’s digital policies, the imminent poll will raise important questions that affect the tech community. It’s unlikely we will see many digital surprises in the...

April 16, 2015  1:24 PM

The missing election manifesto promise – educating MPs on the UK’s digital opportunity

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Broadband, Conservatives, Data protection, GDS, innovation, Labour, privacy, Skills, tech startups

Who is going to be the big digital winner after the 2015 general election? Congratulations to anyone involved with smart ticketing on public transport - you're in for a good time....

October 3, 2014  10:47 AM

Credit where it’s due – this government has made huge progress on digital and IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, Government IT, IDA, Identity assurance, Labour

It was hugely welcome to see the prominence that digital issues were given during the Labour and

July 3, 2014  11:35 AM

Labour’s digital rhetoric is increasingly positive towards GDS

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, GDS, Labour

Labour MP Jon Cruddas gave a speech this week that was barely reported in the press, but contained his party's most significant statements yet about the role of digital and technology in...

March 11, 2014  1:00 PM

GDS becomes political as Labour launches digital government review

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, SME

Government IT - and in particular, the role of the Government Digital Service - is about to get political.

Tomorrow night, the Labour Party launches its digital government review, a programme...

November 15, 2013  11:25 AM

Those deleted Tory speeches – how technology holds politics to account

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Google, Labour, politics, ROBOTS

It was only two weeks ago that I wrote a post on this blog titled "The risky politics of open government", highlighting the expectations placed upon any prime minister who declares his...

April 14, 2010  6:21 PM

Go to our general election resource for IT Pros

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Conservatives, Labour

If you wanted to find out all the latest news, opinions and blog posts about the 6 May general election then visit our special election area

This area will include all of our latest coverage on the...

April 9, 2009  12:53 PM

ID Cards: A solution looking for a problem

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Conservatives, ID cards, Passports

The business case for the government's multi-billion pound ID card programme has never been clear.

Ministers have variously touted the cards as a solution to terrorism, benefit fraud and illegal immigration.

Set against these moving goalposts, it is hard to judge whether the...

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