Friday, 12 February 2010

M4 to be "Hydrogen Highway"

Aparrently there are plans to install hydrogen infrastructure along the M4.

All well and good. Its about time and you'd think I'd be happy considering how I've banged on in the past about how hydrogen is the future of sustainable transport.

Well no, I'm not a happy bunny. As with all projects in this country, we cock it up it that quintissential British way that we've come to know and love over the past couple of decades. Aparrently only the Welsh bit of the M4 is to get the hydrogen infrastructure for god only knows what reason. Theres a possibility of the South-West joining in, but to be honest, its about as welcome and useful as a fart in a specesuit.

Why? Well, because no-one will use it. I'm sure that there will be lots of journeys that begin and end in Wales that use the M4, but to be honest, I don't see any connection to south Wales and high-tech industry anywhere. And before anyone starts, the line "If you build it, they will come" was a line from a film and is of no relevance in the real world.

The densest accumulation of high-tech industry and one of the densest populated areas in the country is the M3/M4 corridors west of London. THATS where the hydrogen infrastructure should be placed, so that high-tech industries already placed in the area can develop, demonstrate and promote hydrogen transport solutions locally and not have to traipse across the country. With commuter links to and from London, its the best area by far.

But no, we chose South Wales instead. Brilliant.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

No Cuts under Labour?

This article on the BBC caught my eye.

It seems very hush-hush, but there are already what would appear to be what are effectively public service cuts going on.

Why else would a Police force find it difficult to afford new recruits?

Not only that but the report notes that other forces are in the same position.

As always with Labour, its say one thing, do another.

Monday, 8 February 2010

"After the Next Election..."

I predict will become the most over-used phrase of Labour's election campaign.

Always with the promise of Jam tomorrow, all you have to do is put a tick in their box at election time.

But we know already, that Labour are the party of broken promises, having already gone to court to prove that election manifestos don't need to be ahered to.

So why would anyone vote for a party that have have proved, legally that its ok to lie in order to get elected?

Why would you vote for a party that promises lots of new and wonderful things if they are able, quite legitimately to withdraw those promises once they get in?

You might like to vote for one of the other parties, but to be honest, if the legal precedent applies to Labour, it applies to them equally.

Instead, vote a local independant MP. At the very least, they will vote as their concience dictates. You can also talk to them and maybe influence their decision-making. Certainly they'll not be voting as dictated by half a dozen elite people and a perty whipping system.

Just another thing, what is it with all the tears in the Labour party. Suddenly they've gone all soft or something. Is this a viable election strategy, to get us to vote for them because we pity them? NEVER make decisions based on pity.