Feeds

Power cut knocks Miliband off-air mid-speech

Blue Screen for Red Ed

Remote control for virtualized desktops

A live broadcast of Ed Miliband's Labour party conference speech fell off the airwaves when a power failure cut him off mid-sentence.

The political get-together, held in Liverpool, was being shown on Sky.com and on BBC TV – but the video streams cut out for approximately 10 minutes just before 3pm BST.

According to Sky journalist Glen Oglaza, Labour leader Ed disappeared from screens just as he uttered the words: "My message to the British people is...."

At 2.55pm, the BBC link was back up, but Sky took longer to come back. Conspiracy theorists on Twitter speculated that Labour's plans to license journalists, unveiled earlier that day, resulted in the plug being pulled.

Sunday Telegraph columnist Matthew d'Ancona tweeted: "This is what happens when you threaten the media with registration. Equivalent of a horse's head in Ed's bed... The worst conference speech by a party leader since the dog days of IDS. I almost feel sorry for him."

Sky's political reporting chief Adam Boulton added that the technical problem was simply due to a badly timed power cut. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.