Tag Archive for EU

UK Government – How not to run an efficient, cost-effective and safe railway to attract traffic off road and air

Lord Berkeley

How not to run an efficient, cost-effective and safe railway to attract traffic off road and air. The European Council and Commission are grinding their way through new legislation to achieve the above objectives and to bring the Single Market to the rail sector. Common standards and approval processes for rolling stock form part of…

Preventing Atrocities in the 21st Century

Lord McConnell

      I attended a very special memorial service in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, last Friday. Like similar events across Europe, we were remembering the Srebrenica Genocide of July 1995: the cold blooded murder of 8327 Bosnian men and boys by Bosnian Serbs, and the rape and abuse of the women and girls left…

Where is the Single Market in European Rail?

Lord Berkeley

Easter 2015 message from Tony Berkeley A single market in the rail sector is still years away, with Germany and France leading the opposition.   Another example…  Siamese twin rail monopolies; don’t be fooled by DB and SNCF introducing competition within themselves! France and Germany have long led the opposition to any competition above rail for…

Household power vacuum?

Lord Tyler

Thought for the day:   how come powerful vacuum cleaners have to be restricted by agreement of Europe’s Governments – not, of course, just by the European Commission – while powerful cars have no such constriction?  Could it be that those Governments are male dominated, and cars are “boys’ toys”, while those same politicians don’t…