Proof that Social Distancing is Forever
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
The Agenda 21 plan to get rid of motor cars is moving ahead very quickly.
In the UK, Transport Secretary Grant Shapp has introduced a `green revolution’ and councils all over the country are setting up `low-traffic neighbourhoods’ with wider pavements and more cycle lanes.
In London, the mayor, Sadiq Khan, wanted to introduce wider pavements (to make social distancing easier) and more cycle lanes. The plan to make London car-free was, however, thrown out by a judge.
Taxi drivers had fought hard against the ban. A judge found that the proposal did not take into account the needs of the elderly or disabled who `could not be reasonably expected to cycle, walk or use public transport’.
What hateful people these lefty luvvies are. They preach constantly about the fake pseudoscientific global warming garbage that they claim excuses all their fascist Agenda 21 thuggery but they seem to care nothing for the elderly or the disabled. What sort of mayor, or mayoral advisors, ignore the needs of the people in our society who are most in need of our care, attention and support? This is typical Agenda 21 communitarianism. The sick, the needy and the elderly are merely a disposable nuisance. I hope the people of London will remember this if they are allowed to vote for a new, and preferably caring, mayor in May of 2021.
One thing this does make clear: social distancing, as I have been warning for many months, is not going away. Ever.
And the short, medium and long-term plan is to eradicate private motoring. The excuse for this is that private cars use up energy which cannot be spared. Motorists are blamed for damaging the environment and are, it is claimed, a major cause of global warming (which is, of course, a myth).
And so, to discourage motorists, there are huge taxes on buying a car, running it and fuelling it. Car parking becomes ever more difficult. It becomes increasingly difficult and expensive to take a car into a city. Toll roads are being introduced to make the cost of motoring ever more expensive.
Many of the changes which are already apparent are designed to make life unpleasant if not downright difficult for motorists. So, for example, town and city centres are filled with strange pieces of road furniture which create traffic jams (and, ironically, more pollution since stop-go motoring massively increases the use of fuel and the production of waste gases), speed limits are lowered to create more traffic jams (once again this causes vehicles to use up more energy), road taxes rise massively (except for electric cars, which still use the roads and which require more energy than cars using the traditional internal combustion engine) and so on and so on. Dangerous and unfit for purpose `smart motorways’ are said to cause long traffic jams and have been blamed for a number of deaths.
In the UK, the Government is planning massive changes to the Highway Code, including a hierarchy of road users to ensure that those who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger they post to others. Drivers will, for example, have to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross the road – wherever they may be standing – and so-called safe speed limits and distances will be imposed on motorists overtaking cyclists and horse riders.
And in late 2020, the UK Government announced that it was going to make it illegal to sell diesel or petrol motor cars from 2030. The previous arbitrary cut-off date was 2040 and bringing this forward by a decade will be ruinous for car companies and those involved in the servicing and repair of vehicles driven by internal combustion engines.
The big question, however, is where does the Government think the electricity will come from to power all the electric vehicles it appears to be expecting to replace petrol and diesel driven vehicles.
In fact, of course, there obviously won’t be anywhere near enough electricity to go around. The UK is already on the edge of a major electricity shortfall. Electric cars use up vast amounts of electricity.
But to deal with this problem the Government will dramatically limit the number of private motor vehicles allowed. It will eventually do this by introducing massive road taxes on electric cars. And by cutting the supplies to electric cars at unpredictable times – causing chaos. Smart meters will allow the authorities to control the usage of electric cars. By cutting off the electricity supply, the authorities will be able to stop people using electric cars. Existing petrol and diesel cars will simply be taxed out of existence.
The long-term plan is to stop private vehicle ownership and to force people into towns so that they don’t need to travel to work or to the shops.
Copyright Vernon Coleman January 29th 2021
For a little light entertainment to get away from the covid horrors, you might like to know that the classic British movie `Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War’ is based on Vernon Coleman’s novel of the same name. There are three other books about the irrepressible Mrs Caldicot (`Mrs Caldicot’s Knickerbocker Glory’, `Mrs Caldicot’s Oyster Parade’ and `Mrs Caldicot’s Turkish Delight’) available as paperbacks and eBooks on Amazon. The DVD of the movie starring Pauline Collins, John Alderton and Peter Capaldi is available too, of course.