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Hoon Appointed UK Secretary Of State For Transport

Well, Hoon by name if not by nature. Geoff Hoon, former Secretary of State for Defense, was appointed the United Kingdom’s Secretary Of State For Transport back in October. Could this be a good thing? Surely anyone named Hoon can’t be all evil, right? Well, he has called fixed speed cameras “arbitrary” and “unfair,”… »11/25/08 1:00pm11/25/08 1:00pm

British Police Expand License Plate Surveillance, Will Store All Trips For Five Years

The surveillance state of Britain is becoming more and more unbelievable as The Guardian »9/15/08 2:30pm9/15/08 2:30pm is reporting a number-plate recognition system will now be tied to a massive database allowing the movements of all vehicles to be tracked and stored for up to five years.The system works by using government and privately-owned…

Think You've Got It Bad? Gas Hits $14.76 a Gallon In Britain

Great Britain is in the midst of a fuel supply crisis the scope of which gives us the cold sweats: Supply is short, stations are closing with dry tanks, and those that do have dino juice are demanding a princely sum equivalent to $14.76 a US gallon. Light sweet crude, it's the end of the world! Okay, not really. The… »6/17/08 5:20pm6/17/08 5:20pm

Remploy Bosses Rewarded With Mercedes For Firing Disabled Workers

Okay, that's an admittedly sensationalist headline, but completely true even without context. Remploy is a British company in the business of hiring out disabled workers to jobs where they can be effective. It was incorporated after the WW2 to manage all the disabled workers now within Her Majesties court. Until… »3/26/08 5:45pm3/26/08 5:45pm

UK Ad Watch: Goodyear Reminds Brits Changing Tires Can Be Dangerous

We're always leery of changing a tire by the side of the road at night, but that's got less to do with our abilities with a spare and more to do with being afraid of the dark. Still, these three humorous little Brit bits from the boys and girls at Goodyear remind everyone of the hazards of changing tyres (or tires… »11/14/06 8:11pm11/14/06 8:11pm