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Also, It allows me to spread my emissions off-road.
Nov 25, 2017 at 1:09 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

Not with those wheels in the pictures of course. Any offer I make won't include shiny rims and skinny tires

Nov 25, 2017 at 2:07 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

We are not really planning for driverless cars: what we are actually about to witness is driverless delivery trucks or goods trains along motorways. The M3 will be first - I drive along this motorway every day and have been marvelling at how long it has been taking.

Amazon will be first to use this technology. This why Amazon has just built a massive warehouse in Wales, supported by millions in Welsh government subsidy, and is planning to staff it almost entirely with imported Hungarian truck drivers. Why not Welsh drivers? Read on.

Motorway lanes are being made narrower and driverless Amazon goods-trains will be narrower than conventional trucks to fit in the lanes. This will cause rapid mass unemployment amongst lorry drivers and this (and the low pay) is almost certainly why most drivers are already EU-migrants: they can easily be sent back (under the pretext of Brexit) when they are no longer needed.

Conventional lorry-drivers causing strikes on the motorways are an obvious threat to smart motorways, so conventional lorries will soon have to be banned from going on smart motorways.

What is another threat to driverless trucks along motorways? Uber taxi-drivers who feel their own jobs may be at risk could co-ordinate a mass strike-action in London so that is why we have had to get rid of most Uber taxies by stifling them with compliance issues.

HS2 is a bit of a diversionary tactic. It will never be an ordinary commuter train saving 20 minutes of journey time, it may trans-morph in time into another VERY high speed driverless train to justify the VERY high 100+ billion price tag.

What has brought this all to the fore is Brexit.

Soon the ONLY large lorries and trucks which will be allowed across the Channel (or across the N.I./Irish border?) will be driverless trucks. These will be much more secure than conventional lorries so there will be far less need for border guards, hence why we are not genuinely upscaling our border defences. Small local trucks will still be allowed to cross the Irish border more or less unimpeded.

The delay in Brexit is being caused by a general lack of preparedness to deliver all of this, but everything is being accelerated by the Brexit vote and so we are about to witness the biggest changes any of us can every imagine.

There will soon be mass unemployment across UK as all admin type jobs and even quite skilled jobs will be replaced by apps or outsourced to India, Romania and China. My own job may only last until my retirement, and may be de-skilled before my natural retirement date

Fear of mass male unemployment across the UK was probably also why homosexual marriages were suddenly being encouraged as a natural way of life. That is also why there is so much talk at the moment about “sex robots”: they are genuinely concerned what is going to prevent so many single unemployed males with too much time on their hands from causing an uprising.

The “elite” are acutely aware how the power of the Internet could be used to support a mass uprising, so this is why there is so much fake news at the moment: this is a deliberate attempt by our own elite (and not the Russians) to emasculate the power of the Internet as a means of communication in the West in support of an uprising.

Fortunately the UK have planned ahead by banning guns and have also been scaling back our military: this will help to prevent any resistance which will in any case be easily overpowered by drones.

And of course, this also explains the need for more electricity and less fossil fuel. And the need to blame CO2 and climate change for all of the world's evil.

This also explains why cars are being denigrated by the government. They WANT us to scale back rapidly on fossil fuelled cars because soon there will be so much less motorway to drive them on and so much less demand for diesel from lorry drivers (but not diesel generators!) that the price of diesel along the motorways will shoot up.

If you want a conventional life, now is the time to migrate.

Nov 25, 2017 at 1:23 AM | Registered Commentermatthu

Also, It allows me to spread my emissions off-road.

Nov 25, 2017 at 1:09 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

Should I or should I not make an offer? From the perspective of someone who has suffered a broken neck due to being t-boned, I want something big and ugly (not to me) to deter the tailgaters.


2006 Jeep Commander Limited

Nov 25, 2017 at 12:53 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

@TinyCO2

Tony Blair stuffed the civil service with green activists and Guardian reading lefties and now we cannot get rid of them.

and he is still at it - stirring the crap at every opportunity .
The inmate really have been ‘at it’ – ‘specially Tony

Nov 25, 2017 at 12:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

Friday Amusement

Elon Musk's Tesla ICO

Speaking of ICOs, last week something amazing, breathtaking, and revolutionary happened. We had another ICO... the very first of its kind.

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Leprechauns riding rainbows - EU stole the Gold
Irish Government On Verge Of Collapse, Could Impact Brexit

The Irish government was on the verge of collapse as it faced a vote of no confidence in the deputy prime minister by a party whose votes are critical for Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to pass laws (the government is a minority administration).


And finally
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Politician's Sexual harassment - more than a "fleeting touch":
BBC.Question.Time.170119.Thornberry.Sexually.Assaults.Morgan

Nov 24, 2017 at 11:39 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@rhoda, Nov 24, 2017 at 2:41 AM

Importers don't pay tariffs. The folks who buy the stuff do. It's a tax on consumers of imported goods. What might cost the importer is reduced sales if he can't find savings equivalent to the tariff from, say, agents and middlemen.

Spot on :)

Nov 24, 2017 at 7:26 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@Ross Lea, Nov 24, 2017 at 1:12 PM

I am dismayed with Gove I thought he has more sense than to embrase this Green nosense, bring back Owen Patterson.

As many are. Also puzzled. Yes, bring back Owen Paterson.

Nov 24, 2017 at 7:23 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@TinyCO2, Nov 24, 2017 at 10:38 AM

Where were all the amazing speeches from those two [BoJo & JRM] during the election?

They are probably in a drawer. May, Timothy et al forbade all Conservative candidates doing any campaign speeches outside their constituencies and insisted only local or no media were present

This restriction was lifted in final week when May's team realised outlook was not good. However, all speeches & appearances had to be approved.

Conservative candidates were furious with May & her advisors Stalinist control.

Nov 24, 2017 at 7:22 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@Uibhist a Tuath, Nov 24, 2017 at 8:14 AM

Particularly difficult for manufacturers who import components for their finished products, add value, which are then exported and have tariffs applied to the finished product on top. It's one reason I'm not entirely confident in the "it'll do more harm to their car industry than ours" view. According to SMMT, nearly 80% of UK car output is exported and 56% of that goes to the EU. 60% of of the components in those cars is imported. That old chestnut the double whammy.

There are agreements on this. Example:

How firms export: Processing vs. ordinary trade with financial frictions

Nov 24, 2017 at 7:14 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

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