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According to the World at One, half of all government web sites are to be scrapped.

One example is Love Chips!

http://www.lovechips.co.uk/

Potato Council is a division of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHBD)

So lots of (mostly private sector) web developers will be converted into 'sponging workshy scum' overnight. Result!

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According to the World at One, half of all government web sites are to be scrapped.

One example is Love Chips!

http://www.lovechips.co.uk/

So lots of (mostly private sector) web developers will be converted into 'sponging workshy scum' overnight. Result!

Most of them are a waste of money and need only be very factual if needed atall.

I am waiting to hear about Quango slaughter. They cost £80Billion to run and I thought we would have heard more about them in the budget!

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Hopefully the dreadful Jenny Eclair will no longer be heard imploring people to claim for every tax credit and child benefit they can. In the last few months before the election the ad featuring her was being played incessantly on talksport and similar as well as being on itv. I wonder how much the Labour luvvie got paid for that?

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True - especially as there is probably other web sites exhorting us not to eat chips.

It will be interesting to see what happens to private radio stations when all that government propaganda advertising disappears.

Indeed there is, as covered here

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/25/gov_websites/

and you have different sites bidding against each other for Google adwords.

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good move

most of them would have been Çrap anyway

+1.

Also they seem to have loads of sites that no one uses.

I keep coming across all sorts of websites for the numerous QUANGOs.

I suspect some in the know, and nod, have made fortunes charging ludicrous fees for what are basically basic sites?

In fact, I know of one company that has made serious money in the last 13 years designing websites for a QUANGO and the guy in the QUANGO who, allegedly, piled the work their way has been off on extended leave now for several years whilst, allegedly, being investigated. When I looked at the sites they were designing they looked cheap and naff but then I was horrified when I learnt of the fees they got per site.

Also, some QUANGOs and Govt Depts have numerous sites all inter-linking to each other but basically saying the same. You can waste a lifetime trying to find the info you want.

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An ad agency went into administraion when it didn't re-win the contracts it needed from govt ... This was a few weeks ago and not sure if it's cos they were awarded to someone else (Which sounds wrong committing to new budgets during election)

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It will be interesting to see what happens to private radio stations when all that Labour Party government propaganda advertising disappears.

Modified to improve accuracy.

Edited by CrashConnoisseur

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Hopefully the dreadful Jenny Eclair will no longer be heard imploring people to claim for every tax credit and child benefit they can. In the last few months before the election the ad featuring her was being played incessantly on talksport and similar as well as being on itv. I wonder how much the Labour luvvie got paid for that?

Since the election the glut of gubmint advertising has stopped dead.

Apart from the tax credit stuff.

How much did the Labour filth squander there i wonder?

They really should be done for treason.

Scum.

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Could we have a post please about how Thatcher's gubmint actually sponsored more advertising than any other? Or one that tells us that the real problem is global banking?

Anybody?

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According to the World at One, half of all government web sites are to be scrapped.

One example is Love Chips!

http://www.lovechips.co.uk/

"Potato Council is a division of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHBD)"

So lots of (mostly private sector) web developers will be converted into 'sponging workshy scum' overnight. Result!

Things can't be that bad, the AHBD still has budget to hire co-ordinator type people :)

Joking aside, istm that what needs to be cut is budgets, not websites. If there's a genuine need for an AHBD and for it to communicate, then ministers shouldn't be micro-managing how that happens.

Edited by huw

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I am of the opinion that the public sector will simply keep on hiring and spending no matter what they are told - some of these sods will keep spending as they are being shown out of the door.

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True - especially as there is probably other web sites exhorting us not to eat chips.

:lol:

I hadn't even thought of that.

Billions by the back door, not going to the needy but to well connected VIs.

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It was the ads reminding us to 'renew at seventeh' that had me screaming at the radio. I'd swear it was run at least 5 times an hour back in March/April, in fact it seemed about half the ads on classic fm at that time were Gov. related.

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I am waiting to hear about Quango slaughter. They cost £80Billion to run and I thought we would have heard more about them in the budget!

Quangos are a bit like honours, too useful as "incentives" to be done away with.

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Could we have a post please about how Thatcher's gubmint actually sponsored more advertising than any other?

I think Thatcher's style will be more remembered for buying votes by selling public assets on the cheap. Worked a treat.

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In fact, I know of one company that has made serious money in the last 13 years designing websites for a QUANGO and the guy in the QUANGO who, allegedly, piled the work their way has been off on extended leave now for several years whilst, allegedly, being investigated. When I looked at the sites they were designing they looked cheap and naff but then I was horrified when I learnt of the fees they got per site.

I can I believe it. I'm a marketing consultant (ahem) and did a contract for a central government department a few years back and I blocked a cheese from buying a database from a "business contact" for a lot of money (much more than you'd pay in the private sector) which had an overlap of appx 70% with an existing government database.

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It was the ads reminding us to 'renew at seventeh' that had me screaming at the radio. I'd swear it was run at least 5 times an hour back in March/April, in fact it seemed about half the ads on classic fm at that time were Gov. related.

Whatever happened to the English language?

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My serious answer would be 'State education'.

This 'texting' nonsense hasn't helped.

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Could we have a post please about how Thatcher's gubmint actually sponsored more advertising than any other? Or one that tells us that the real problem is global banking?

Anybody?

If you want to complain about the organised looting masterminded by the bankers, please don't hijack this thread, instead go and add your contribution to one of the 1000s of threads covering that subject.

Thank you.

Keep Britain tidy.

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I think Thatcher's style will be more remembered for buying votes by selling public assets on the cheap. Worked a treat.

I recall once back then I was about to fire this bloke, but he bunked off early from work. So I cancelled my plan for the following morning (I intended put in for shares in some shameless one-way privatisation 'gamble') in favour of getting into work early to do the deed first thing. The begger came in to work late. Guess what he'd been doing. Everyone knew it was money for nothing, all you needed to particpate was have a litle spare money already.

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According to the World at One, half of all government web sites are to be scrapped.

One example is Love Chips!

http://www.lovechips.co.uk/

So lots of (mostly private sector) web developers will be converted into 'sponging workshy scum' overnight. Result!

the really twisted iron in this,is that the websites were probably the most efficient means of gauging opinon.

I'd much rather vent my spleen with the click of a button,than have an army of council "surveyors" frequenting my doorstep,paid for at my expense,to make propaganda for the labour party's benefit.

these socialists STILL haven't got it yet.They seem to think that if we disagree with them we are in some way mentally deficient.

how much plainer do we need to get.?

...can we do it with one of them funny competition slogan thingies?

sum up your local government in 16 words or less,and go into the prize draw for a car.!!!

...That'll be good,because I only need two,and the second one is off.

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