… Or so the proverb goes. As Parliament has now entered an early “silly season”, otherwise known as the Autumn Recess, an unusual event occurred. Norman Lamb, who chairs the Science and Technology Select Committee, midway through conducting an Inquiry into Quantum Technologies, on the 18th of July, sent an open appeal to the Treasury. But would he have been wiser to keep silent at this juncture?
First up, in the US the 5G Landscape is unfolding rapidly, though more than a few companies have been caught on the hop over ZTE and the seven year, on-off, component hiatus. They shall quickly get over it and find new markets elsewhere if the worst comes to the worst. Alas is a Huawei component still to unfold, caveat emptor?
With less than a week before the EU GDPR becomes Law in the UK on the 25th of May, Parliamentary Amendments are still being fought over and even it seems, if media reports are to be believed, MPs who voted on the Bill are still in a state of confusion as to its data retention interpretations.
Currently, the word “Divergence” is gaining widespread currency. But, what are its consequences for an Open Internet and Net Neutrality? Is it simply Bifurcation which leads to Chaos? To Paradise Lost or to the Land of Make Believe?
In 2018, will the UK go from being Masters of the Internet to Masters of Nothing?
The pantomime resumes. Consider first the paragraph from the Joint Report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom Government on “progress” during Phase 1, from 8th December 2017, which states: “68. The financial settlement will be drawn up and paid in euro.”