Following massive success in the USA, is it time for UK Government to scrap the multi-billion corporates and hand over IT development to its schools?


CAP system: £200million – not working

NHS System: £14bn – not writing

Passport System

Immigration System 

TFGM

3 school kids wrote a computer system for the US government. It took 3 months and worked. OpThe Government admitted a professional procurement would have cost millions and taken two years.

So why is the UK Government  wasting millions on computer systems that don’t work, posting the same corporations to produce failure after failure,  when school kids can deliver working systems are a fraction of the cost?

Is it time to scrap the corporations and hand over the development of Government computer systems to our schools?

Watch this video.

http://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_pahlka_coding_a_better_government

Nicola Sturgeon to reduce tax rate to 0.005% to attract American corporations?


With the latest EU ruling that Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland were illegal because every other business paid 12% compared to their 0.005%; there are rumours that Nicola Sturgeon is to reduce corporation tax across the whole of Scotland to 0.005% to lure the IT giant north of the border.

“The EU ruling imposed such a massive penalty in order to bring the tax paid up to the same level as everybody else,” one SNP supporter told us over a few whiskeys.

“So the plan is to reduce corporation tax for everybody. That way the EU can’t complain when we join them after leaving the UK.”

“Nicola’s even offered to lend them her garage until they’ve found business premises.” 

The money lost by doing this can be made up from revenue from a magic salt pot which is rumoured to be at the bottom of the sea just outside Edinburgh and which is responsible for the sea being salty.

UK Businesses in mass complaint of Illegal State Aid to foreign IT Corporations


Following the Illegal State Aid EU ruling into the Apple / Ireland arrangement hundreds of small UK Businesses, tired of playing second fiddle to large foreign IT Corporations  have been complaining en masse that Tier2 visas, ICT visas and special foreign company tax arrangements also amount to illegal state aid.

“If Apple’s arrangements with Ireland amounted to illegal state aid, then we have to ask if the UK and Scottish Governments have been providing illegal state aid to the large IT corporations – including CGI and Spectromax who have both made a fortune out of the ill fated Cap System for processing rural payments. There have been complaints that they sacked UK workers in favour of cheaper foreign workers who are reported to pay zero or considerably reduced taxes compared to their UK counterparts due to incentivised tax arrangements.” One small business complained.

Those interested in adding their name to the complaint form can find it here:

http://ec.europa.eu/competition/forms/intro_en.html

Scottish farmers rush out to buy prize Bulls to secure CAP payments

Scottish Farmers who still haven’t received their EU subsidies have a new trick up their sleeve to grease the CAP system cogs.


One farmer explained the process in simple steps:

  • buy a prize bull
  • win a prize at the Turriff Show 
  •  when Fergus Ewing turns up to give you your £100 cheque shake his hand firmly and say “You don’t happen to have my feckin CAP payment as well do you old bean?”

Apparently it works a treat.

Now all we’ve got to do is wait for Scottish Government’s one and only expert to come back from his holiday on August 29th and we can finally get paid.

http://www.scottishsundayexpress.co.uk/news/uk/702412/snp-Fergus-Ewing-missing-payments-farmer

Have Scottish Police been gagged? FOI request reveals 86 Tier 2 migrants sponsored by CAP System Delivery Director

have the police been gagged? and if so – who by?

The Scottish Government is still reeling from the aftermath of a highly critical Audit report into the disastrous CAP System, and the conflict of interest upon which Scottish Government failed to act for 8 months.

To recap, the Delivery Director is alleged to have had the authority to screen, hire and fire workers and his influence in the process was deemed to be a conflict of interest. Yet he went on to supply some 87 workers to the CAP system project through an agency that he personally owned and appeared on a list of preferred suppliers to the Scottish Government despite at the time having unaudited accounts that reflected assets of less than £100k. His next accounts, released earlier this year reflected assets of some £3.5million.

To add to Scottish Government’ problems it transpires that  a recent FOI request now shows that Spectromax Solutions, the agency owned by the ex Delivery Director sponsored 86 Tier2 migrant workers in the period up to November 2015.

This figure is one less that the number of Spectromax contractors alleged to be still working on the CAP system.

So, why is this of import and why are ex staff alleging that some sort of visa fraud may have taken place?

Quite simply, the guidelines are that Tier2 migrants must be highly skilled and should not replace indigenous workers even if the indigenous workers have inferior skills.

With clear guidelines the concern is therefore that even if the indigenous workers that the Delivery Director had removed had less skills than his new recruits, his actions contravened the Tier2 visa guidelines.

However, team leaders from the project have complained that the replacements were frequently far inferior to the staff they replaced and other developers have claimed that this was instrumental in the CAP system failure and subsequent meltdown of the Scottish rural economy.

The question remains – what of the much hyped police investigation? Why has nobody in Scottish Government faced an investigation into misconduct in public office? And where are the politicians who were screaming public inquiry? Combined, the opposition now outnumbers the installed Government so surely this issue could be forced?

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/tier_2_sponsors_information_requ

Europe – in or out? Let’s look at the track record…


We already know where the SNP stand with their handling of the CAP system

  • appoint a delivery director who sacks over 200 “lazy, work shy”  UK workers (who just happened to point out his technological approach was not going to work) and replaces them with migrant workers through an agency he personally owns
  • fail to employ a single Scottish worker or trainee on the project under his direction
  • ignore the ever increasing pool of unemployed IT graduates from “some of the best universities in the world”
  • fail to deliver
  • destroy the rural economy
  • pay the EU millions in fines (yes we’re still paying millions to the EU despite the new deadline of October 15th) to pay farmers money that we originally gave to the EU ourselves so that it could be given back
  • Fail to even register a conflict of interest until 8 months after it is brought to their attention

Then let’s consider the following Scottish Government failures

  • the ferry
  • the Forth road bridge
  • the NHS system
  • the tram
  • Holyrood

So, now we know how incompetent Scottish Government is, let’s take a more detailed look at the wider EU bureaucrats…

Let’s stop second guessing what might happen if we leave the EU or stay.

People need stop looking into the future for the answer but into the past. Here are a few things our own research into the EU concluded…

  • Jaguar Land Rover stops making its Defender in the UK because of EU laws on fuel emissions. It is now set to be built abroad outside the EU
  • In 2007 the Peugeot factory in Ryton, Coventry closed down (2,300 job losses) and moved to Slovakia with the help of £78m EU funding.
  • Britain’s remaining ferry service to Scandinavia (DFDS Harwich to Esbjerg) ended in 2014 after 140 years service because of an EU Directive.
  • ‘3000 police cars foreign made’. Police say they are powerless to offer contracts to British car factories because of EU procurement rules.
  • Before the UK entered the EEC/EU, unemployment stood at 2.6%. It is now 5.6% (1.85 million – May, 2015).
  • Norway, Iceland and Switzerland are thriving because they are not encumbered by Euro bailout costs and extortionate EU membership fees.
  • There were 25 EU Free Trade Agreements in force in 2012 while the Swiss (non-EU) had independently negotiated 26.
  • The EU’s Landfill Directive has been responsible for some councils ending their weekly bin collections.
  • EU specified light bulbs cost 500% more than filament bulbs. Some people complain that the EU specified light bulbs produce a lesser quality of light and cfl’s contain mercury, a poisonous neurotoxin and phosphors. Health issues affecting those that suffer from light sensitivity.
  • It’s been suggested that VAT on domestic fuels should be cut from 5% to zero. But 5% is the minimum allowed under EU law.
  • Less than 10% of Britain’s GDP represents trade with the EU yet Brussels regulations afflict 100% of the UK economy.
  • Britain will pay £100 million a year more to the European budget over the next five years. (Telegraph: 03/12/2014)
  • Article 42 3. gives the EU the power to begin the process of standardising the military forces of the member states via the EDA.
  • Britain receives just 49p of every £1 paid to the European Union. (Sunday Express & Business for Britain, 12/07/2015)
  • TTIP will undermine data privacy by making it easier for companies to gain access to individuals’ personal details for commercial purposes.
  • EU Commission will block public access to all documents related to TTIP negotiations for 30 years. (EU/US negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero)
  • TTIP will downgrade food safety rules (including restrictions on GMOs), regulations on the use of toxic chemicals and data protection laws.
  • TTIP will allow corporations to sue the UK under the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause.
  • European crime gangs are operating here with impunity due to EU open borders. Gov’t estimates there are 13k trafficking victims in the UK.
  • The UK may withdraw from the obligations of any (EU) treaty under Articles 56,65,66,67 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
  • The EU isn’t in the top five issues people are most concerned about. But those five issues are affected by the EU – like immigration.
  • HoC library’s 13% UK laws made in Brussels figure doesn’t include EU reg’s which are transposed into law without passing through parliament.
  • The House of Commons library say 13.3% of UK laws now come from Brussels. European Commissioner Viviane Reding says it’s 70%.
  • Our future does not depend on our membership of the European Union, it rests on our abilities to progress in the world outside of it.
  • Net EU contributions together with the adverse impact on business here of EU regulations will cost the UK more than £20billion in 2015.
  • There’s no economic benefit in the UK remaining in the EU. EU regulations cost our businesses alone over £9.4bn, according to the BIS.
  • There was NO ‘free movement’ for Brits to the EU (EEC) before we joined in ’73. Yet we lived, studied, worked, holidayed and retired there.
  • The EU is NOT “Europe”. It’s 56% of Europe’s countries, 68% of the continent’s population and just 43% of its land mass.
  • UK membership of EU: “Perhaps surprisingly, it’s virtually impossible to find hard proof of any net benefit” — Carsten Volkery, Der Spiegel
  • UK has LOWER GDP ppp per head than:
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • HK
    • Iceland
    • Norway
    • Singapore
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan
    • USA
  • Countries THRIVE outside the EU!
  • Britain’s future outside is bright, while the #EU is anti-democratic, anti-growth, and holding Britain back | via E21 http://t.co/fuFrsSuDHs
  • EU commits €267.6m for Denmark, €129.6m Estonia, €284.6m Germany, €172.9m for Sweden to boost fisheries & aquaculture. Nothing for the UK.
  • Top importers into the EU, by proportion of total EU imports:
    • 18% China
    • 12% USA
    • 11% Russia
    • None have Free Trade Agreements with the EU!
  • ‘Britain had regular manufacturing & service trade surpluses with the rest of W Europe before joining the EEC (EU) in 1973’ — Lewis Abbott
  • Well over a third of EU citizens reaching the UK in the year to March 2015 (39%) had no job arranged prior to their arrival here. ONS
  • In the past four quarters the EU exported £84.935bn more goods to the UK than we did to it. The EU cannot afford to stop trading with us!
  • The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th biggest economies can survive and prosper outside the EU. So can the 5th: the UK.
  • Switzerland, Canada, South Africa, Chile, Mexico and South Korea have free trade agreements with the EU. So would the UK when we leave it.
  • UK Net Contributions to the EU budget:
    • £11.3bn 2015 (OBR estimate)
    • £11.0bn 2014
    • £ 8.6bn 2013
    • £ 8.5bn 2012
    • £ 8.1bn 2011
    • £ 7.4bn 2010
  • Elected MEPs cannot initiate legislation, propose legislation or even repeal legislation. All that is done by the unelected EU Commission.

CAP System Delivery Director missed off Queen’s honours list

this is how the Delivery Director might have looked with an OBE or MBE.


There has been furore at the Scottish Government as it became apparent that the Delivery Director behind the highly successful Rural Payments System has not been included in the Queen’s honours list despite massive support across rural Scotland for recognition.

Tavish McFiery of the Ginger clan, a whisky farmer just outside Glasgow said “there’s been massive support for this guy to be awarded an OBE or an MBE. He’s completely changed our lives with the CAP system.”

Yesterday it came to light that hundreds of farmers across Scotland had signed a petition for the Delivery Director of the CAP system to be given a special award.

“It would have been a great opportunity for this man to be shown the true debt of gratitude this country owes him for his efforts” Nicola Sturgeon added. “I suspect that the only reason they didn’t is because it would have justified another Scottish Independence referendum.”

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Government said, “we’ve never heard of the Delivery Director and have no contracts with anybody. In fact, we don’t exist either.”