One of his budget submissions:
Plan for nationalisation of the bank clearing system and inter-bank trading systems with banks being granted licences to use such infrastructure in exchange for a fee in future.
This on the very day that we hear this:
I mean, flippin\’ heck. That\’s going to be 4 months of downtime. Just what is BT and the PCT playing at? How could you spent £300K building a surgery only to find that the telecomms required for the surgery to operate at all simply don\’t work? Isn\’t this one of the first things you\’d check before putting a new NHS site in a village? Can we assume then that the NHS requires dedicated fiber to all connected establishments? If so, this sounds like a terribly bad and expensive idea; the patient information services like EMIS shouldn\’t require more than a few Mbps of bandwidth, if that; consider the amount of information the GP refers to in a typical 10 minute patient consultation, multiply by two doctors and you\’re still looking at a tiny amount of bandwidth.
He wants to put the entire digital infrastructure of the banking system into the hands of the one group of people in the country who have proven entirely incapable of managing or deploying a digital infrastructure.
Banks operating like BT did 40 years ago? Is the crack cocaine in Norfolk especially strong or something?