Feeds

Tories elect Net to save Pound

Lucky not to have fingered Euro by mistake

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

William Hague dropped in to a hi-tech London venue yesterday to launch an online petition to save the British Pound.

The Tory leader was flanked by political heavyweight, Michael Portillo, and Francis Maude in the basement of the Silicon Rooms. Together, they each sat down at a PC and tapped in their e-commitment to sterling.

The campaign -- to muster support against Britain ditching the pound in favour of the Euro -- is to be supplemented by a paper petition.

Although the online petition went live only yesterday morning, by the time Portillo arrived 1,257 people had already pledged their allegiance to Britain's currency. Portillo's deft typing made it 1,258; Maude was 1,259 and Hague was 1,261.

As the politicians huddled around the PC for a photo-call it probably escaped the attention of all but the most vulture-eyed journalists present that the Logitech wireless keyboard being used for this patriotic moment included the Euro sign on the number "4" key.

Still, it's unlikely that Hague, Portillo and Maude will let such a little detail like that interfere with their campaign to Keep the Pound. ®

Related Story

Slap in the head for Hague domain name turkey

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.