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What is the point of buying new technology that might as well be scrap?

We’ve had this problem time and time again with government contracts. Look at our defence spending on warships that lost power whenever they went into battle. Look at Trident!

Look at Universal Credit, which would be a laughing-stock if it wasn’t causing so much financial hardship wherever it has been introduced.

Why do we have to have allegedly cutting-edge technology if all it does is stuff up the system?

And why do our MPs insist on inflicting these mistakes on us, knowing the damage they cause?

Delays in introducing a new radio system for emergency services in England, Wales and Scotland may cost taxpayers £475m a year, MPs have said.

The Public Accounts Committee said the new Emergency Services Network system could require more testing beyond its scheduled start date of December 2019.

Contracts for the old network may have to be extended, costing hundreds of millions of pounds, it said.

Ministers said the technology would be the “most advanced of its kind”.

Source: Emergency services’ radio replacement delays ‘could cost millions’ – BBC News

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