When IT Meets Politics:

UKIP


June 7, 2017  11:49 AM

Manifestos for Skills and Jobs or for Debt and Unemployment

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
apprenticeships, Skill, Stem, UKIP

The competition for the youth vote, with offers of free tuition fees to all subjects (Labour), or just for STEM subjects (as in the UKIP manifesto) are based on a world view that dates from the late 1960s, when belief in the value of three years at University had taken over from that of two years...

February 5, 2015  11:18 AM

Westminster debates Rural Broadband, meanwhile it’s quicker by bike less than a mile away

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, City, Crapband, CTF, Defra, Hansard, Labour, Libdem, London, Notspots, rural, Soho, UKIP

The DEFRA Select Committee report on "Rural Broadband and Digital Only Services" was published on Tuesday. Yesterday 18 backbench MPs, almost all Conservatives from Rural Consituencies, contributed to a...


November 12, 2014  12:41 PM

City of London to bulldoze broadband blockages while Vodafone parks tanks on BT’s lawn

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
backhaul, BBfix, BR, Broadband, bsg, Clacton, fibre, Redburn, Sky, UKIP, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Wi-Fi


The Corporation of the City of London has just voted to publicise and build on


November 3, 2014  10:57 AM

Environment and Rural Affairs Committee joins up the Rural Broadband and Digital by Default debates.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ACRE, Defra, Digital signatures, GAF1, idap, SPARSE, TSB, UKIP

The announcement of  


October 13, 2014  12:22 PM

When IT fails to meet politics: why non-discussions at 2014 party conferences were so dangerous

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Broadband, Cabinet office, capitalism, Conservative, Corporatism, CTF, Facebook, freedom, Google, ISP, Labour, Microsoft, Schumpeter, Skills, techUK, twitter, UKIP, United Kingdom, Web

 Antony Walker's


May 27, 2014  9:46 AM

UKIP’s online policy: stuff the corporate turkeys, listen to users and stop wasting money

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Brexit, Broadband, Brussels, Crapband, Ebay, European Union, Ewhurst, Google, Technology, UKIP

UKIP is often described by commentators as a party of inarticulate and angry protest for those ignored by the political establishment, who will come to their senses at the next general election. When I compared UKIP's local government results with


July 1, 2013  9:00 AM

Digital by Default being redefined as Hobson’s Choice

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, UKIP, Universal Credit, Wigan

I am told that Wigan, one of the pilot areas for the DWP Universal Credit, has followed HMRC (VAT, PAYE reporting et al), DEFRA (Farm Payments) and others in defining Digital by Default as Hobsons Choice,  "do it on-line or not at...


May 24, 2013  8:44 AM

Tell UKIP that it holds the key to the future of EU Network, Information and Cyber security

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, Cyber security, European Commission, European Union, Information security, UKIP

Let me explain why UKIP MEPs (and their allies in other member states) may well determine the future of EU Internet regulation and what is at...


September 29, 2009  10:24 AM

A rose-tinted European Internet Future?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
UKIP

This afternoon sees the presentation of "The Digital World in 2025" to MEPs. Do read the report. It raises many issues. What it does not do is give indicators for European Action - beyond a list of the topics...


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