Posts: 531 +455
I have full confidence in the Conservatives to make good on this promise.... /s
Ambitious? £160 million is very small change when they have just "spaffed" £13 billion on a non-working track and trace system. A system that had been designed to run critical processes using an out-of-date Microsoft Excel spreadsheet... it amazes me that the BBC will toe Gov lines putting this all down as simply a "computer error".
Just as PM Johnson promised to build 40 new hospitals, train 50,000 nurses or deliver 20,000 new police officers (which is still down from the 21,000 the Tory's cut previously since 2010) this is the latest in a long line of soundbites designed to print headlines for those who don't normally follow politics.
You are correct...It wasn't a computer error. Excel behaved as designed. It was bad human decision making to use a product for something it wasn't designed to do.
I guess they never heard of a Database. I also guess they didn't even consult their IT department or if they did they ignored their recommendations/