Thankyou. Damned by your own gob.
I won't be voting Conservative.
A few choice words and phrases that did it for me:
"Leveraged" What's wrong with 'used'?
"Cloud computing". Cloud thinking. Means nothing without explicit context.
"empowering" You mean giving the illusion of power.
"...government datasets to be manipulated and presented by others..." Manipulated is the operative word, Governments are the experts. I can see the excitement of lunatic fringe groups with all the grasp of statistical analysis of a typical slug. "Hello I'm from the Wool Safety Council and want to know how many died in horrific knitting accidents last month. None you say? Same as all the months before?"
Headline: Horrific knitting deaths still at record levels.
I think I know what he means but it's the way it comes over... A simple "We'll release all government data that's safe to be in the public domain" would be a start. At least we might get a debate about the word 'safe'.
Oh well, at least no-one said "going forward".
Is there a party with someone who knows of what they speak, when forming and explaining IT policy?