"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Loonies in Charge of EU Asylum!

 The European Commission has gone barking mad with their latest plans to ban cars and lorries from all European cities from 2050. If anyone is in doubt how sick the EU has become this should remove all doubt. The British Driver's Association summed it up simply " The man is off his rocker!"
The Telegraph reports:

The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050.
The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.
Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.
Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.
"That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."
With Greece in bankruptcy and Portugal and Spain about to join the mendicant's club , they will all be delighted with a plan to cut the number of tourists with draconian travel restrictions. On the bright side there will be heaps of green jobs created with an enormous demand for ox-team drivers and shovellers to follow behind. On second thoughts maybe those shovellers could be used in Brussels at the moment.

1 comment:

  1. Let us perform a though experiment.

    We close our eyes and imagine Brussels in 2050. Completely deserted, not a car in sight. Wait! There are in fact 82,498 cars! Huge black limousines! Six litre engines! Purring through the streets on their enormous fat tyres!

    Who could possibly be riding in those?