@AC to Kevin 43
so to have reasonable, value for money IT we have to keep politicians out of it? No, surely not.. Can you name a single government IT project that has ever been mis-sold to public, gone over budget, or just not worked? Thought not.
Or something like that.
(to any lawyers reading: by the way, if IBM provided stuff that meets spec, and counter-sues or gets costs for this suit, I take it the individuals who wrote the spec will share joint & several liability with the councillors who approved the budget for it, and won't dump the bill for any screwups on their part onto Southwark's taxpayers? Were I a Southwark resident how would I make sure that I wasn't paying for that sort of thing, and make sure the people responsible do so themselves?)