Today, the Transport Committee learned that:
- We are stuck with the ridiculous Galileo project.
- If we don’t like aspects of the ‘Eurovignette’ in due course, we are stuck with it.
- The Government accepts the principle of central planning and wealth redistribution combined with attempts at market liberalisation, despite the failure of the ‘First Rail Package’ to create a ‘Common European Rail Area’.
- Potentially, the High Speed Rail network will be pan-European.
And so on. Do check the transcript in due course. At least I got a laugh when I said, “It appears that, in EU transport policy, resistance is futile.”
The Minister did not agree that EU transport policy is an expensive way of manufacturing white elephants.