I've only actually seen the briefing on the new Tory Party proposals for IT projects in Government so can't comment as yet in absolutely full detail. However, on the base of it the main recommendations should be welcomed I think.
For a start, using more Open Source software is never going to be a bad because in procurement terms it can save you masses of money. Sadly there are too many project managers out there who think the bigger the price tag the better software. Not true.
One interesting point of the briefing is the pro[posals to make sure that Government delivers smaller iterations in development and scope of projects. This makes perfect sense. Large centralised projects always overrun, always overspend, and invariably fail to deliver what they are meant too.
I am reminded of something I wrote two years ago about what a Tory Government should do and these proposals of spliting things into modular components fits in well with that.