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News Labour leader Corbyn posts 'digital democracy manifesto'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 31 Aug 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    A cryptographic signing ID card like Estonia's would be nice, but the history of UK national projects has been so grim that no matter how good the concept is, the execution will probably be a failure.
     
  3. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Too bad I have no real faith in these nation-wide ventures. They never quite work out properly as the variables aren't fully explored first.
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Remember the 3 rules of politics:-

    1. Promise anything & everything
    2. Deliver nothing
    3. Blame the other lot

    and also:-

    0. Don't get caught!
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You forgot "line your pockets at all available opportunities..."
     
  6. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    I am a bit of a political nerd and follow it avidly. Sometimes a rare situation occurs, like in the USA with Bernie Sanders, where there is someone who stands who is not out for themselves. You can see this proved through their political history, corporate ties etc. Be careful not to become so cynical and jaded that you pass up the opportunity to vote in that person as the USA did with Bernie. They may not be perfect, but at least they are working for us rather than corporate donors.
     
  7. Maki role

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    Not quite sure how this applies to Corbyn though...
     
  8. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I often wondered why governments aren't using open source software to develop their own software systems that can be verified through source code reviews and testing. Especially if they are a fan of spying on people and having a war every now and then. Security would probably be fairly high up on the agenda.
     

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