Is it realistic for Dyson, the vacuum company, to be building its own electric cars?

My answer to this question on Quora. https://www.quora.com/profile/Desmond-Last

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I had to laugh to myself the other day (to myself as nobody in the U.K speaks to me) because I had just been watching a TV ad for one of Dyson’s Super Turbo Vacuum cleaners. I was marvelling at the level of detail and the operating parameters which take into account all aspects of the environment the cleaner operates in. I said to myself ‘ he should design a car’. Then the next day I read about his plans to develop an electric car.

However, he will face many obstacles. First he is in the U.K. As a brand new vehicle manufacturer he will have to ensure compliance to all markets including the E.U. Being outside of the E.U he will find homologation and type approval a lengthy process. I was a Legislation Engineer for Renault Vehicle Industrials at Dunstable. I know the problems he is going to face.

He is also going to have to ask the U.K Department of Transport what their legislation requirements are going to be. We do not know of them yet. Although we will duplicate E.U Vehicle regulations he will not know if that will continue and how the U.K Government intend to enforce Type Approval and Homologation for the U.K.

He does not know how the E.U is going to enforce border controls on his exported vehicles. He does not know how the United Kingdom is going to impose import checks on his imported parts and what the duties will be.

He will also have to ask the Department of Trade and Industry what the U.K requirements for Product Liability are going to be. We do not know what they are going to be.

He does not know what the future E.U regulation will be on electric vehicles as it is highly likely he will not have full membership of the E.U Technical Committees who help draft new vehicle legislation.

He does not know what the APR will be for commercial enterprise’s in 5 years time as Moody’s have again increased the cost of U.K Government borrowing which will effect commercial loans.

He does not know if the whole of the Eastern coast line of the U.K will be able to power electric vehicles when there is flood due to rising sea levels and power cuts because of climate change. As the U.K Government, Opposition and Governments everywhere have no plans for dealing with major flooding as sea levels rise then it may be that electric vehicles may not be totally feasible in the future.

It is not easy and the U.K Government and Labour Opposition do not make it easy.

What he does know is that he will probably manufacture inside the E.U in partnership with an E.U country and company because right now that is what the E.U is doing – taking U.K jobs and Industries.

Is it realistic? Yes. Is it realistic in the U.K? No.

Is Nigel Farage considered as an idol in England?

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My Answers to World Affairs on Quora  This an answer to a Quora Question.

Farage like the majority of Politicians and in particular U.K politicians is another failed representative of the people who does not listen to anything other than the sound of his own voice.

What is it about economic planning and industrial strategy that all sides of Politics in the U.K do not understand?

Don’t tell me they do. The U.K Economy is an absolute disaster. We can’t even afford our health care let alone social justice. We may be the 5th largest economy in the World but we do not make a profit. Government borrowing is increasing and so too its cost. Our Moody’s rating has just been downgraded – again.

Brexit has made the U.K a joke – one which will ensure that the young people of the United Kingdom are not going to have the same opportunities as their European counterparts.

Farage like Johnson made political ambition more important than the futures of the people of the U.K . The failure of the U.K Government and Establishment to become fully involved in the European Union is what caused the E.U Super-State to emerge.

They and the cobwebs in the Foreign Office should have become fully immersed in the E.U and hence would have led its reform. Instead the U.K have continued looking for ‘tea trade in the Commonwealth’ to exploit whilst walking hand in hand with America into any war they could preach to the world about. They should have been evolving the E.U – which would mean we would not have needed Brexit.

Our Foreign Office still thinks it runs the World. They need a damn good shake-up and need to get out into the real World.

Farage got what he wanted and walked away. Cameron didn’t and cried then walked away. May jumped Euroship to become Prime Minister. Johnson has used Brexit not for the people of the U.K but himself.

Where is the plan Farage and Johnson? Where is the association with non-E.U nationals and Organisations. Where is any form of future strategy for the U.K? There is none and cannot be until we begin to sign Trade Deals and the details of the U.K exit from Brexit are finalised. But Farage never explained to the people of the U.K that the referendum was only one small part of leaving the E.U. nor did Johnson.

Farage and Cameron played selfish politics with the UK and the people lost. We still have no plan.

If the E.U is so bad why is Farage an MEP?

Farage and Johnson, Cameron and May as well as Corbyn are like ships without rudders and sails. They have absolutely no idea of where they are going and no idea of how they are going to get there.

When will the people of the U.K wake-up? It is not the E.U they should have left it is a Political System that does not answer to their needs. I voted for Brexit but I had a Strategy. I wanted to use Brexit to reform the E.U or form a new Union.

Brexit was an Ace in any reform negotiations and we threw it away.

There is little in the way of People Democracy in the U.K only a Political Power Elite who still do not listen and without doubt do not understand Economics.

The U.K is leaving a Trading Group which will only get bigger and stronger. Where is the U.K going? Mexico? Australia? Vietnam? China?

The U.K could have reformed the E.U and become a major part of the future of the World. But now no longer will we be able to ensure our interests are shared with the World. As May illustrated in Florence this week we now excel in bending over to whoever holds the purse strings.

Farage should have created an economic plan for the future. He did not. I doubt if he will be considered an idol by the many who in years to come will only see Brexit as a lost opportunity to reform the E.U and partake in its leadership.

Post Florence, is Brexit in practice not likely to happen at all, be stalled indefinitely with a later extended transitory period to 2023, and the UK ultimately remains in the EU in all but name with a type of associate membership for the long term?

From Quora https://www.quora.com/profile/Desmond-Last

The E.U has 27 Member States and would like to remain with 27 Member States.

If the U.K wants all the advantages of fully-paid and involved E.U membership the U.K will have to remain in the E.U.

The E.U is not going to risk the chance of more ‘Brexit(s)’ so that the E.U can trade with the 27 Member States without being a fully paid up member.

I am not sure which ‘Alice in Wonderland’ the UKGOV and Theresa May live in as it varies from day to day.

But yesterday was about May saying the last 12 months of post referendum have been a complete waste of time and I am now going to do my job.

May should have been honest 12 months ago and admitted that the Brexit timetable is impossible to meet.

Theresa May acts as if Brexit was requested by the E.U. The imaginative response May repeatedly seeks will have to come from the U.K. not the E.U.

It would be obvious to many in the U.K that life post-Brexit is going to be very difficult. All the transition period is going to do is pay $20 billion to the E.U so that companies in the U.K will have time to pack their bags and leave. May is too weak to insist that the U.K receives it full financial commitments from the E.U. Yesterday we witnessed the end of our ability to lead the negotiations – yesterday May bent over in front of the World to the E.U.

We will get what the E.U wants to give us and it will be no better or no worse than Norway or Canada.

I suggest we stay in and reform the E.U – which is how all this started.