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

Corporate Colin: Get back in your box Theresa May or we’ll shut you down!

Well you’ll excuse me if I have a little rant but when you’re a Director in a multi-billion Corporation, I find it a little frustrating when some jumped up woman who wasn’t even voted in to Government suddenly starts cutting down on the immigration deals that we set up with David Cameron and Gary Osborne or whatever his name was.

Listen Theresa.  We were here long before you muddled your way into the role of Prime Minister and we’ll be here long after you’ve gone.  We’ve already put Sturgeon back in her box  and got her singing the company song and it’s about time you started singing along as well.

So, what has got me so riled?

Well, everybody knows we make more money if we bring migrants over here to replace the British workers.  They’re cheaper, they’ll work all night if we tell them, and you can get twelve of them to share a bedroom.  Agreed, they’re feckin useless but when you’ve got Ministers paying you out of the public purse – who gives a shit!  The Government’s not going to stop it.  Every time they raise the issue, we tell them there’s a skills crisis and we need more migrants.  Gary Osborne knew his place and David Cameron just did as Osborne told him.

So, now we’ve got this jumped up woman as Prime Minister and she’s started asking questions.  First she refuses to increase migration limits from India and then she starts saying “we’re going to crack down on bosses that play the game.”

Well I have one message for you little woman.  Bring IT!

We’ve got money, we’ve got you by the balls with your IT systems and we can bring your whole public sector crashing down around your ears if you don’t do as your told.  Silly little woman.

In fact – we’ve got you stitched up like a kipper

  • We screw you over with your computer systems. Under-estimating and over-running.  We get paid billions for our systems whether they work or not
  • Every time you raise the issue, we say Skills Crisis and bring more people in
  • We can sack UK workers without a second thought because no Minister is going to take us on – UK Law, EU Law – go feck yourselves.  We’re too big
  • If anybody over here in the Industry raises any questions then we blacklist them so they can never work again
  • We tell you that we need apprentices over here but that they need to be trained.  So we get you to pay us to employ British apprentices so it looks good, and we charge you for the training as well – just as it should be.  And then we sack them as soon as you’ve finished paying and we bring in more Migrants.
  • You try and shut us down, and we’ll shut your IT infrastructure down.  Try it – Air Traffic Control, Flights, Fuel, Utilities, Tax, DWP, NHS, even Passport Control and Immigration – you name it, we control it and we can shut it down whenever we want and there’s feck all you can do about it

 

So Theresa May.  Learn one thing.  We control your IT.  We own you as a Government and a country and if we want to sack British Workers and bring in cheap migrants to make more money for our shareholders – we will!  And not you, not Brexit and not even Trump can stop us.

Try it.

We’ll shut you down!

 

 

 

Scottish Government Executive Team were made aware of CAP system conflict of interest at ‘Ask ET’ session and failed to act

Documents have come to light that show that the entire executive team were made aware of the conflict of interest on the highly troubled CAP system long before they acted upon it.

This in itself was strongly criticised by the Audit Commission in their report into the CAP System project in May, 2016.

The following emails were exchanged with the Executive Teams own Communications Manager, prior to the meeting and these questions and points were raised in person by a whistleblower on the project:

Directors,

As you know, the next meeting of the Strategic Board is taking place in Saughton House on Thursday, March 5. As part of the Board’s visit to Saughton, the Executive Team will host an ‘Ask ET’ session for staff from 1130 – 1230.

Colleagues can book a place on events online, and post questions in advance of the event on Yammer using the hashtag #asket. It’s an opportunity for Saughton colleagues to find out more about the work of the Executive Team, and vice versa.

I’d be very grateful if you could encourage colleagues in your area to book a place. They will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Kind regards,

Jacqui Randle

The following questions were submitted to the Executive Team on 2nd March, 2015:

asket What steps were taken to ensure the project officers did not benefit financially to roll off existing people from the AFRC project and replace them with cheap labour? How have those safeguards been measured and validated?

asket Given that it takes on average two weeks to bring on board new people to the AFRC project and that each team change so far has led to between 3 and 5 days project downtime, has the project recovered the 15 or so man years of lost time caused by rolling off productive people to replace them with cheap labour? How are you measuring the effectiveness of these decisions and what evidence have you seen to validate these decisions?

asket Considering thsat there is 29% youth unemployment in the local area, including IT graduates, what efforts did you take to recruit from this resident workforce for the AFRC project before seeking staff overseas?

From these written questions and the subsequent oral questions that were presented, it is clear that there remains a desperate need for a full inquiry into the CAP system debacle.

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

Interesting comment on the false economics of migrant workers – applies equally to Tier2 IT workers – 20% of whom displace British workers and damage the economy

View story at Medium.com

Firstly, EU migrants bring in billions of pounds a year in taxes. Curtailing their numbers in the UK would have a profound effect on our public finances”.

Even if the first sentence is correct, the second is not. It’s not a question of how much taxes people pay, but as I’ve noted before how much more tax they pay than they cost in public services and benefits. Broadly, Western Europeans appear to make a net fiscal contribution, and Eastern Europeans not. That’s nothing to do with where they come from or different appetites for work, but about the jobs they are actually do. There are low-paid Portuguese cleaners and bonus-earning Romanian bankers, but overall Western Europeans earn more than average and Eastern Europeans less.

Will brexit force Westminster and Holyrood to address the parasite economy?

It’s been a roller coaster of a ride with a majority vote for brexit seeing both the pound and the euro plummet against the dollar and billions wiped off the FTSE.

The truth is that the FTSE is still up some 1600 points on this time last year and sterling will bounce back once the shorters have stopped milking the uncertainty.


But what of the parasite economy? The unsustainable race to the bottom? 

Well Nicola Sturgeon is already on her soap box for another referendum to split away from the rest of the U.K. on the basis that Scotland could go it alone to the EU.

The probability is that Scotland wouldn’t even qualify to join the EU if it went it alone, and with Scotland’s track record for throwing good money after bad whilst at the same time feeding the fat cats, they’re not going to qualify any day soon!

And what of Westminster?

Well the #remain campaign has fought it’s corner by calling its opposition racists and xenophobes. How dare anybody question their glorious EU.

But the EU is fat cat country where big business has learned to wield more power than whole countries and where milking the system is big big money.

Take the disastrous rural payment system – a pan European disaster caused by the same few companies throughout and unchallenged in their failure and the reward thereof.

Cheap labour throughout has undermined local businesses, destroyed local livelihoods and contributed to and relied on an indigenous skills crisis.

But here’s the catch – it is exactly this parasitic behaviour and ultimately corporate racism that many brexiters have railed against. Moving cheap migrant labour around en masse to be exploited, even if willingly, was abolished several hundred years ago – but now it is called market forces and good for the economy. The truth is, it pays people less for being ethnic, pays women even less than the men, and destroys everything it touches.

In fact, the parasite economy almost destroyed the Scottish rural economy and caused the rural payments project to go some £100m over budget, was criticised by the audit commission and now the project “may never be delivered” – and this has happened throughout the EU.

So, now we have voted through brexit to declaw these corporate predators it is time for Westminster and Holyrood to listen to the voting public, properly manage their financial affairs and finally address the parasites!

http://prospect.org/article/confronting-parasite-economy

http://reason.com/archives/2015/02/04/the-parasite-economy

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/parasite-economy-latches-new-host