Crash, bang wallop: Parliament’s computer system keeps cutting out

Private Eye suggested that the government was experiencing massive problems with its internet system the other month when the newspapers reported that it was the centre for the massive consumption of internet porn. They suggested that the Coalition somehow regarded it as less damaging to suggest that MPs were all perverts leering over smut than the multi-million pound computer system they’d installed was faulty and not ‘fit for purpose’. This seems to bear the Eye’s comments out, though I’ve no doubt some of the MPs are also pervs cruising the net in search of porn.

Westminster Confidential

Tried to email your MP? Waiting for a reply from their office? Before you blame our public servants for being lazy, it may just be that their tools of the trade are on the blink.

As I report on the Exaro News website Parliament’s computer system is getting and all singing, dancing upgrade so MPs can get super access to the internet.

Only the subcontractors installing it have made one big mistake – they have programmed the system to get LESS access to the internet. The result: furious MPs, bad tempered office staff as the system regularly crashes and can’t cope.

How do we know this? Well the mother of all democracies has not made the usual public announcement.. Instead it has used its private email; system to tell its 7500 users that they have got it wrong and issued a private apology.

Details of the email fromJoan Miller, director…

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