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*Since she's not needed in the House today and London is snowbound, Frances has decided to stay home and spend the afternoon reading Peter Mandelson's report on Parliamentary cybersecurity.*

*It seems their cybersecurity isn't very good.*

*Although the Parliamentary IT programme is not within Frances' remit, she has neither the capacity nor the responsibility to assess its strengths and limitations, and she cannot in any way be faulted for its failures, nevertheless by the time she finishes reading the report she is feeling personally offended by Peter's sneering tone. Perhaps their computer system was riddled with vulnerabilities, but they didn't have any problems with it until he decided to hack into it in an act of petty revenge. That she still hasn't managed to catch him at it is irritating; that he should turn around and mock her for it is intolerable. The ultimate act of chutzpah, a thief who makes off with the silver and then criticises you for leaving the window unlocked.*

*There's only one bright side to this wretched fiasco. Once they implement his recommendations he'll have to stop hacking into their monitors, or it will prove his precious supercomputer wasn't up to the job of shoring up their security system. Of course, there's no telling what vulnerabilities he's deliberately built into the recommendations, but since it's clear he can get into the current system and wreak merry havoc on a whim, it can't be any worse than what they've got now.*

Date: 2013-01-19 01:17 am (UTC)
therealpm: (Precisely!)
From: [personal profile] therealpm
Text from 07### ######

D'Souza,

disappointed to see that you weren't on the Estate today. Do let me know if there are any elements of the report that require further clarification.

Regards,
-Mandelson

Date: 2013-01-20 09:13 pm (UTC)
therealpm: (smug)
From: [personal profile] therealpm
*His phone makes a strange trill- unlike its usual buzz for a text message or ring for a phone call. He frowns. It's not until he reads the missive that he remembers that his blackberry does email too.*

From: mandelsonp@parliament.uk
To: lord_speaker@parliament.uk


D'Souza,

you are most welcome. Tell me, are you absent due to the inclement weather, or has our annual epidemic claimed yet another victim?

-Lord Mandelson

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Date: 2013-01-20 09:25 pm (UTC)
therealpm: (Thinking)
From: [personal profile] therealpm
From: mandelsonp@parliament.uk
To: lord_speaker@parliament.uk

D'Souza,

Snowbound? Has your fireplace iced over?

-Lord Mandelson

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Sent from my Blackberry

Date: 2013-01-20 09:39 pm (UTC)
therealpm: (Really?)
From: [personal profile] therealpm
From: mandelsonp@parliament.uk
To: lord_speaker@parliament.uk

D'Souza,

Absenteeism by the Speaker. I am appalled.

-Lord Mandelson

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Sent from my Blackberry

Date: 2013-01-20 10:00 pm (UTC)
therealpm: (I don't think so)
From: [personal profile] therealpm
From: mandelsonp@parliament.uk
To: lord_speaker@parliament.uk


D'Souza,

I believe my talents lie elsewhere. I am sure someone else will be able to fulfil the taxing requirements of sitting through multiple sessions without suffering situational narcolepsy.

-Lord Mandelson

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Sent from my Blackberry

Date: 2013-01-20 10:20 pm (UTC)
therealpm: (Peer)
From: [personal profile] therealpm
From: mandelsonp@parliament.uk
To: lord_speaker@parliament.uk


D'Souza,

some unkind souls might suggest that your characterisation of the upper chamber as being in any way of interest was overly charitable to the point of being detached from reality.

-Lord Mandelson

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Sent from my Blackberry

Date: 2013-01-20 10:37 pm (UTC)
therealpm: (Precisely!)
From: [personal profile] therealpm
From: mandelsonp@parliament.uk
To: lord_speaker@parliament.uk


D'Souza,

on the contrary, my Hollywood debut has been very well received.

-Lord Mandelson

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Edited Date: 2013-01-20 10:37 pm (UTC)

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Frances d'Souza

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