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London tube strike: it’s time for driverless trains

London tube strike: it’s time for driverless trains

The trade unions may have inflicted short-term suffering on London’s workers and businesses this week, but they have only reminded everyone why it’s time for automated tube services, argues Steven George-Hilley This week, the people of London were once again hit by a Union-organised tube strike, designed to cripple the transport network and inflict maximum suffering on normal working people. […]

by · 12th July 2015 · Tech Frontiers
Budget 2015: George Osborne remains The Big Data Chancellor

Budget 2015: George Osborne remains The Big Data Chancellor

This Wednesday will be the first opportunity for a Conservative majority government to deliver a full budget announcement since 1997. George Osborne has waited a long time for this moment, having suffered the friction with his Liberal Democrat colleagues for the last five years, tinkering with his every announcement and proposal. The Chancellor is well known for his love of […]

Things are speeding up: 4 out of 5 UK properties now have access to superfast broadband

Things are speeding up: 4 out of 5 UK properties now have access to superfast broadband

Parliament Streets Director of Environment and Rural Affairs, Sarah-Jane Sewell, discusses the good news about superfast rural broadband. Have you and two or more other people in your rural home all tried to watch something different on Netflix or youtube, on your individual devices, at the same time? If the answer is yes, then the key verb in the question […]

by and · 16th February 2015 · Tech Frontiers
Parliament Street Findings: Met Police misplace more than 1,000 electronic gadgets since 2010

Parliament Street Findings: Met Police misplace more than 1,000 electronic gadgets since 2010

Thousands of laptops and mobile phone devices have been lost by officers and staff of the Metropolitan Police, since 2010. Some 24 laptops, 251 personal digital assistants (PDAs) and 172 BlackBerry handsets were mislaid by employees of the Met Police in nearly five years from 2010. The statistics, revealed following a freedom of information request, also showed that 21 BlackBerrys, nine […]

by · 9th February 2015 · Tech Frontiers
How social media can be a wife beater’s best friend

How social media can be a wife beater’s best friend

  By Steven George-Hilley The government is moving strongly against psychological abuse visited upon victims of domestic crime. This is good. But even inside the main parties there’s plenty to do, and a big revelation to come. The announcement that Home Secretary Theresa May has launched a consultation into strengthening the law against psychological abuse, will come as a huge […]

by · 21st August 2014 · Tech Frontiers
Local Elections: Why is Britain still running an analogue election in a digital age?

Local Elections: Why is Britain still running an analogue election in a digital age?

The Local and European elections 2014 provide a yardstick by which to measure uptake of social media tools and strategies by our colourful elected representatives, who are seeking our support once more. Much has changed since 2010, not only are our Councillors, MPs and MEPs all on Facebook, but a fair portion of them have found their way onto Twitter, […]

by · 24th May 2014 · Tech Frontiers
The Guardian: Parliament Street Comments on Email Abuse at Scotland Yard

The Guardian: Parliament Street Comments on Email Abuse at Scotland Yard

Parliament Street director Clare George-Hilley has contributed comment to The Guardian on email misuse at Scotland Yard. They carried the story on p17 on December 26th, 2013 The figures, obtained by the Guardian under freedom of information laws, reveal only four Met police employees have been sacked in six years for email misuse, while 441 have received verbal warnings. Read also: […]

by · 26th December 2013 · Tech Frontiers, Press Room
Parliament Street makes front page of The Metro

Parliament Street makes front page of The Metro

Parliament Street research into rising crime figures on Britain’s rail network was front page news in The Metro newspaper. The story was also covered by the Daily Mail, The Mirror and The Evening Standard.

by · 19th November 2013 · Tech Frontiers, Press Room
Scotland Yard sacks seven for misusing social media and Officer resigns over offensive Tweets about Margaret Thatcher

Scotland Yard sacks seven for misusing social media and Officer resigns over offensive Tweets about Margaret Thatcher

Read more at the Evening Standard

Steven George Hilley addressed technology conference BETT

Steven George-Hilley addresses the world’s largest technology conference

by · 31st January 2013 · Tech Frontiers