UK car insurance is an increasing nightmare – particularly for the young driver?

In general, in modern day “rip-off Britain” consumers are increasingly getting fleeced by suppliers whose prices are escalating at many times the rate of inflation, aren’t they? That is not more so than in the case of car insurance, where in general in just a decade it has escalated-up almost one-hundred-and- twenty percent, indeed? Nowadays, […]

We let young people drive on UK roads at 17 years old – an invitation to die early?

  To return to a previous topic, it is a sad fact of life that we will see many-many hundreds of our driving young people heading for the morgue in the next year. How do we know that? Because it happens EVERY year – year on year, doesn’t it? Perhaps it could be even someone […]

Young drivers in Britain – well past time for discrimination?

   No apology here in this post for returning, after only four months, to the dreadful issue of kids being put in charge of (but not always in control of) a powerful killing machine – a motor car. At that time five teenagers had just been killed in a car crash in South Yorkshire. Last […]

Our British privatised railways – a dog’s dinner or the envy of the World?

    Last weekend, there was major chaos & disruption experienced by thousands of rail commuters at Kings Cross & Paddington, two of London’s biggest stations. This resulted from ‘overrunning engineering work’ undertaken by Network Rail over the Christmas break [NR run the infrastucture of rails and statione etc]. This is just another nail in the […]

Cars, cars & more cars – time we stopped them & the Drivers?

What is the obsession with cars in this Country? In Britain, we are a small island without massive distances between places (not like say America) and we have a ‘reasonable’ but not top class public transport system, so why does everybody want to drive around in a car indeed – in fact it is worse […]

Expert drivers one after the other one after the other – that was too close to call?

  You see WE are all ‘good’ drivers and most of us are ‘safe’ drivers, and some of us are even ‘expert’ drivers no less. That is why each year there are still nearly two thousand fatalities and a couple of hundred  thousand injured (over twenty thousand seriously) on the roads of Britain then? Puzzling […]

What the heck have the politicians done to us and our Country? Destruction of the Railway system [3]

It’s full steam ahead for HS2 then. This unbelievably expensive (35£billion and rising?)) controversial, and high risk project is now coming down the tracks apparently. Hang on a minute; we are talking about getting some real trains running up North in 20 years! In the noble age of railways it was a nationalised entity and […]