Richard - et all,
HOW ON EARTH can HMG, never mind the hopeless mentally deranged despots in Brussels, get away with this?? WHY would a British MP even WANT something like this?? Is Britain, under NuLabour, turning into a police state right before our very eyes??
Catching speeders via satellite...to pay for Galileo?? Madness...
Oh, and by the way, here's a bit about how Galileo is doing:
Galileo and the Chinese: one thing after anotherSpace Rview
February 9, 2009
A number of sources now indicate that the Chinese are refusing to change the frequencies they plan to use for their new and improved Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. This creates a big, big problem for their estranged European "partners" in the Galileo consortium. Reports from the recent International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) meeting, held in December 2008 in Pasadena, indicate that while the US was able to reach an agreement with China on a few minor issues, "Europe" was unable to get China to change its plans to use a frequency that will render the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signals pretty much useless for military purposes unless China first gives permission. This is the so-called frequency overlay issue. If things continue as they are, a system that was intended, as former French President Jacques Chirac said, to prevent Europe from becoming the “technological vassal” of the Americans, has now produced a situation where the European Union (EU) is going to be subservient to the Chinese. Reports have it that the "Europeans were very angry".
What on earth is going on in the UK?