New U.K. Government Focuses On Startups And Spooks

Ticking a lot of boxes here.


The U.K. voted in a General Election on Thursday. The result ends five years of coalition government, and ushers in five years of true blue Tory rule.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party now commands a slender but working majority of 12 MPs in the House of Parliament. The Tories’ erstwhile coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats — who tempered plans to expand digital surveillance powers via what critics dubbed a Snoopers’ Charter — have been pushed aside and reduced to a rump of just eight MPs.

The opposition Labour party has 232 MPs. The Scottish Nationalist Party, which all but wiped out Labour in Scotland, has 56 MPs — stepping into the third largest party seat just vacated by the Lib Dems.

A Conservative majority government has plenty of implications for the U.K. startups and the digital community. Here’s a quick round up of a few of the tech issues and areas that are going to be in…

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