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A fight has broken out in the UK year 2000 bug-busting fraternity. Robin Guenier, head of Taskforce 2000 - an independent body - has blasted the government's Action 2000 for … well, a lack of action. Guenier is reported to have said that Action 2000 had failed in its mission to educate businesses and the public about the serious threat of the flesh-eating millennium bug. His comments were aimed at Don Cruickshank and Gwynneth Flower, chief executive and director of Action 2000, respectively. According to online newsfeed Bloomberg, Guenier said: "Britain's effort to combat (the millennium issue) is led by people who don't understand it and whose strategy has been wrong from the start." Ooh, that's gotta hurt. Undoubtedly down, but certainly not out, Flower hit back: "I can lead a horse to water, but I cannot make it drink," she said. "Despite all the work we have done we cannot force businesses to do something about this, we can only warn them of the potential dangers if they ignore it." Readers of The Register who like a good fight might like to be reminded that Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield fight this coming Saturday for the title of undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. ®

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