I have one thing to say:
MPs to get free iPads at taxpayer's expense - Telegraph
Not sure what to make of this! I guess in some ways it's more secure than giving them laptops though.
All they need to add now is an expenses App
Last edited by flyinghaggis; 2nd May 2012 at 01:59 PM.
I have one thing to say:
Thieving scum. The bloody EU parliament did exactly the same thing. "Ooooh, a shinie, I want it and taxpayers should pay for it!"
It's actually a more cost effective solution than the chopping down half a rainforest paper based solution they had before, so I've no problem with this. I do have a problem with their subsidised bars which mean they turn up to vote so pd that they can't remember where to go to vote!
I think its a great idea personally.
I don't subscribe to this "mps don't deserve anything" view. I think they should be given the tools to get on with their jobs.
EDIT: I just read the entire article and its highly misleading. It actually says they will be given the option to have an iPad instead of their current laptops. Its the same policy as we have in school. iPads are actually cheaper than new laptops.
Last edited by zag; 2nd May 2012 at 03:04 PM.
Some teachers have them in our school. Not sure if they should be classed as scum?
Related to the subsidised bars point, I remember reading in the paper at break today that in future, Commons bar staff "will be encouraged to stop serving anyone who has had too much to drink".
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I worked in a pub many years ago, and I'm pretty sure that under the Licensing Act it's illegal for bar staff to serve someone who is already drunk, and I was backed up 100% by the landlord if I refused. So why exactly are Commons staff only now being told to actually follow this law?
I don't have a problem with them having iPads if they actually use them for their work. But the minute we get a still from BBC Parliament of someone playing Angry Birds in the chamber, or watching pr0n, I want them beaten to death with it.
Last edited by AngryTechnician; 2nd May 2012 at 03:20 PM.
You're absolutely right @AngryTechnician, unfortunately a lot of laws don't apply in the House of Commons bars, such as the smoking ban and iirc some of the licencing laws. It really is one rule for us, one for them.
And lets not forget - we are still in a country that is suffering from the financial crises let alone Unemployment issues.
Nevermind though as long as people get their fancy toys?
Last edited by mthomas08; 2nd May 2012 at 04:20 PM.
We have iPads in school now and they have been a great success so far. Really impressive to see what teachers have done with them. Its the future for sure.
As for a keyboard, there are some brilliant bluetooth keyboards these days for the ipad.
Kickstarter project aims to turn iPad into MacBook Air | iPad Atlas - CNET Reviews
To any monitoring agencies: I am not suggesting that anyone should do this, merely wondering what the legal stance would be if it happened.
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