Tag: UK

Dacia’s All-New Jogger Is Officially Europe’s Cheapest 7-Seater Model

Dacia has started accepting orders for the all-new Jogger in Europe. In France, prices for the family-oriented crossover wagon start from €14,990 ($16,981) as a five-seater, and from €15,750 ($17,844) as a seven-seater making it the cheapest of its kind and a low-slung alternative to the Dacia Duster. Dacia claims that the Jogger is “the most affordable family […]

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Rare Rides Icons: The Ford Capri, a European Mustang (Part III)

Today we conclude the Ford Capri’s story with its third and final generation. After the Mark I’s promising start as a simple and affordable sporty coupe, the Mark II went a bit too soft and comfortable and diverged into many different trims as Ford tried to appeal to a wider audience. “We can fix it!” […]

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How Poorer Citizens Pay the Price of Economic Change in the UK

By Stewart Lansley,Visiting Fellow, School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol., University of Bristol. Originally published at The Conversation Despite the early claims of British prime minister Boris Johnson’s much vaunted plan to cap personal adult social care costs, his government’s new plan – designed to save the Treasury £900 million year – will see […]

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The Campaign to Protect Christmas Profits from Omicron

Not only have our soi-disant leaders apparently not learned anything since the start of Covid, they are acting as if the disease will bend to their wishful thinking and commercial/political needs. As we’ll explain below, the Anglosphere press and quite a few public health figures who ought to know better are putting the most possible […]

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Go Private for the Treatment You Need, NHS Tells Patients

Yves here. Even though the fate of the NHS is a UK story, Americans should pay close attention. Despite the mythology otherwise, about 60% of healthcare spending in the US is government-paid, between Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, and other programs. Yet Medicare has plenty of gaps, witness the need to buy Medigap insurance with traditional […]

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Blacked-Out Mercedes Benz X-Class By Chelsea Truck Is Aptly Named The Dark Destroyer

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class may have been discontinued since last year due to slow sales, but UK-based Chelsea Truck Company is currently offering a modified version of the pickup called “Dark Destroyer” with a price tag of £49,999 ($66,803). The tuned X-Class benefits from Project Kahn’s styling package including wider fenders, protective door guards, vented bonnet, and […]

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Rare Rides Icons: The Ford Capri, a European Mustang (Part II)

We continue our series on the sporty European market Ford Capri today. Introduced in 1969 as a pony car to suit customers outside of North America, Capri proved an immediate success across Europe and found a more limited customer base in North America too. By the mid-Seventies, times had changed and it was time for […]

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British Bobbies Spec Bespoke Blue-Light Toyota Corolla Trek For Evaluation

Toyota’s UK manufacturing arm has developed a modified Corolla Trek for use with the Derbyshire constabulary. The hybrid has been outfitted incorporating feedback from officers, with the force now evaluating the vehicle for future improvements. The Corolla is locally manufactured at the Burnaston plant, so presumably, it’ll be easy for the engineers back at Toyota Manufacturing […]

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An Increase in Interest Rates Would Be An Act of Class Warfare

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Rare Rides Icons: The Ford Capri, a European Mustang (Part I)

Across two generations and nearly two decades of production, the Ford Capri existed as the European market alternative to the very America-centric Mustang. Basic or more luxurious, thrifty or more powerful, Capri played an important role in its day: It brought a practical, fun driving experience within reach of the average European family consumer. The […]

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This Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Tommi Makinen Edition Is One Of The Finest You’ll Ever See

A stunning 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition has been listed up for auction in the UK and could prove to be one of the most expensive Evo models sold. The VI is one of the most iconic generations of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the limited-run Tommi Makinen Edition is the most […]

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An Electric Version Of The Elemental RP1 Track Car With 570 HP Is On The Way

An all-electric version of the Elemental RP1 track car is currently under development. The Elemental RP1 was first unveiled five-and-a-half years ago as the latest entrant in the burgeoning scene of British-built, track-focused sports cars. Standard models are powered by a Ford-sourced 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 345 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Soon, however, […]

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The UK Cut Taxes on Domestic Flights Just Before Hosting a Major Climate Summit

The UK will cut taxes on domestic flights in the same week it is due to host a major climate conference hoping to stave off the destruction of the planet from climate change.  Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak told Parliament on Wednesday he would halve air passenger duty for domestic flights, making it cheaper […]

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“Want to See a Modern Country Commit Suicide? Take a Hard Look at Britain”

The title above comes from a post by the consultant and writer Umair Haque, on post-Brexit Britain as a failing state. And as an aside, I miss the days of the old econoblogopshere, where a piece substantially about another writer’s post would often elicit friendly back-and-forth with the author and other interested bloggers, as well […]

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Net Zero, Insulation, Boilers, and English Dampness, or Symbol Manipulators Versus Existing Conditions

Richard North, of EU Referendum note, is still posting daily, albeit now on matters well beyond Brexit. North has turned his attention to Boris Johnson’s grand-sounding net zero commitments, versus conditions on the ground, particularly English housing stock. As you’ll see soon, North has a boiler fixation. I will confess I know just about nothing […]

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Forget About America’s 11ft8 Bridge, Check Out Britain’s Infamously Narrow 7ft Woodmere Avenue

You might know the “11foot8” bridge (which is now 12’ 4” tall, but the name has stuck) in Durham, North Carolina that became viral following a number of accidents with tall trucks. Now, the latest piece of bad road design comes from the U.K. The Woodmere Avenue width restriction has its own Facebook group with plenty […]

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Brexit: David Frost’s Bluster Can’t Wish Away the Northern Ireland Protocol

Yves here. I am behind in providing an update on the state of Brexit, now that the UK has officially gotten stroppy over the Northern Ireland protocol and the EU has formulated some fixed. But this openDemocracy piece provides a good overview of the issues in play, especially the UK’s belief that it holds a […]

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