It\u2019s heartening to know, as we embark upon a new year that seems especially uncertain for many of us, that our Prime Minister has a plan.\n\u201cBrown suggested that infrastructure such as high-speed broadband could be the modern equivalent of Roosevelt's programme: \u2018When we talk about the roads and the bridges and the railways that were built in previous times - and those were anti-recession measures taken to help people through difficult times - you could [by comparison] talk about the digital infrastructure and that form of communications revolution at a period when we want to stimulate the economy. It's a very important thing.\u2019\u201d\nI can\u2019t argue with that, and although the article was based on a (Guardian) press interview, and is not a formal policy announcement, am slightly encouraged!\nI was in touch with Professor David Hircock over the holiday. (He and his family spent Christmas in the UK.) No \u2013 we haven\u2019t forgotten about the International Social Justice Campaign, and hope to have further news soon. In the meantime, I\u2019ve written to LOLA colleagues asking them to set-up a discussion forum, which I will signpost when it\u2019s ready.\nWe heard, over the holiday, that BCS members voted strongly in favour (91.2%) of the proposal to enable BCS to establish a registration body that can license other bodies to award the Society's CITP status. So we are, hopefully, a step closer to enabling Socitm to award Chartered IT Professional status.\nToday, it was back to work from home \u2013 mostly on a draft of the \u201cPosition Statement\u201d that the December Board agreed to produce. I hope we\u2019ll be in a position to agree and publish this before the end of the month.