Electric and driverless cars are the future thanks to the free market

Allister Heath wrote an article this week in the Telegraph about electric and driverless cars. The headlines reads, "These aren't the dying days of the car, but the start of a driving renaissance". It's very upbeat look into the future - a future where electric, driverless cars will take you to work whilst you are eating your breakfast, or catching up with paperwork. You could even watch a DVD (or whatever will replace it in the future) knowing that you don't have to do anything other than open a box of popcorn, sit back, and enjoy.  Will driverless cars be the future? Who knows? I certainly wouldn't bet against it, although if the predictions in Back to the Future are anything to go by, we should caution ourselves not to expect too much from advances in technology.  Continue reading

Brexit at Noon: Welcome to the Hotel California?

This morning I listened to the 1976 hit 'Hotel California' by the Eagles. Given Philip Hammond's interview on the Today programme earlier, it seemed like an apt choice. Continue reading

Hospital staff in Hull and East Yorkshire banned from vaping on hospital grounds

I has an appointment at Castle Hill Hospital in East Yorkshire on Tuesday afternoon. As I was putting my £2 into the parking meter, I noticed this sign above it.    Although I oppose banning smoking in the great outdoors - there's no reason for it other than to beat-up smokers for being smokers - I thought that at least the hospital has realised the difference between smoking and vaping. After reading the sign again, I realised that staff were not included.  Continue reading

Brexit at Noon: Controlling Immigration

Taking back control of our immigration system was one of the top reasons why we voted to leave the EU last year. Opinion polls and surveys (including our own) showed that people wanted democratic control of the UK's borders, and that many were voting Leave to achieve it. Continue reading

WATCH: Ryanair's sky high hyperbole

If you want to fly to Europe after the UK has left the European Union, you may not be able to, according to Ryanair. Open skies falls under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which the UK will leave. Ryanair is trying to say that after Brexit flights could be grounded for many months unless a bilateral agreement is made.  Continue reading