Some interesting Oral Evidence given by, among others, Professor Ross Anderson, who appears to be some sort of sinister conspirator in the view of the Government: see for example We should be skeptical of campaigns and How sinister!.
How dare he and his ilk seek to influence Government and Opposition thinking by giving evidence to committees, advising Conservative MPs, and joining campaigning groups!
Some of my puzzlement over hostility to the [Connecting for Health] programme has been removed, since leaving office, by discovering people working together to campaign against this programme. The campaign seems to be made up of the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the Big Opt Out organisation, the Conservative Technology Forum, Computer Weekly, Medix surveys and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, which I only recently discovered. …
I have insufficient time to entertain the House with more extracts. I am willing to let them be seen on a private basis by my honourable friend in the other place who chairs the Health Select Committee. In a spirit of bipartisanship, I would encourage Conservative parliamentarians to look closely and sceptically at some of the sources of advice they appear to be using. The Connecting for Health IT programme should not be a political football. Too much is at stake for patients and the NHS.
Is he suggesting we should only listen to people who don’t work together?
See also “How is govt accessing private FIPR e-mail?“