The scale and level of incompetence exhibited by civil servants, government ministers and IT consultants is indeed breath-taking.
At every turn, senior government ministers were told this NHS computerisation is/was, a 'pie in the sky' vainglorious impossibility. Post nu scum's 2005 election victory, Hewitt was installed as the new Health Secretary, it was then that the plug should have been pulled on the NHS records digitisation attempt - a perfect opportunity to 'wipe the slate clean'.
But then, that would have necessitated a modicum of individual initiative and a realistic rational approach - none of which were possessed by Patricia Hewitt, which is why I think she was given the post - and highlights just how much the Nu scummers really love the NHS.
So onwards ploughed the NHS computerisation with Hewitt 'the gormless' at the helm therefore, some of this fiasco can be of little surprise - one of Bliar's babes - even to put her in charge of overseeing the regular and proficient cleaning of one hospital toilet - it would be beyond her capabilities.
Still, she got smoking banned 2007 - so wiki says and now she is on a nice little earner - which just goes to show, incompetence, gross mismanagement and for boundless stupidity [Prescott - don't forget Johnny] it's hard to surpass those nu scum years and all of them are rewarded for their laxity - it ain't what you know [most definitely] it's all about the contacts you make when you're a minister! - If that ain't corruption and mutual interest in Hewitts case
- then what is?
Yes, so the Labour government makes mistakes, so what? It's a new canvass isn't it?
One shudders to think! What new scams and incompetencies are on the boil?
There is one, a very obvious one..................... Huhne's green energy initiatives, they have been tried before, in Spain and Germany - both nations are busily reneging on such idiocy, cutting back on solar subsidies, binning plans for wind farms and in the German's case, building coal fired power stations, Australia have tried the government subsidy route, to enable householders to insulate homes etc
- look at how successful it was.
Germany and Spain -these countries are in full retreat from the green energy route - why then, as Huhne I am sure knows full well, with the science of AGW blasted and totally effaced, why are we on the road to national economic suicide - via his bonkers enabling of Milipeed's lunatic climate ACT.
How's that for sheer boneheaded dogma? Hewitt doesn't come close.