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@GC, "This story is nothing to do with politics north of the border."

This is:

BBC View [we're rich, don't care if poor punished; it's for their own good]

Victoria Derbyshire @VictoriaLIVE

'Minimum alcohol pricing only affects the poor, but the middle-class and rich drink more', says neoliberal think tank @ASI

ASI: Minimum alcohol pricing is policy-based evidence-making

All of those people, many of whom will be on tight budgets already, will either be made poorer, if they keep drinking, or unhappier, if they have to cut down or stop.
...
Once implemented, the policy will probably ratchet upwards too. 50p/unit is on the lower end of minimum pricing advocates’ target – most would prefer to start at 70p/unit and work upwards from there.

Nov 17, 2017 at 11:58 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

This story is nothing to do with politics north of the border.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/11/17/study-warmer-water-is-pressuring-scottish-shags/

Nov 17, 2017 at 10:53 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

tomo, from your link:

"Range is 800km (500 miles) fully-laden and travelling at 60mph which Musk called a “worst-case scenario.” He said that range will suffice for 80 per cent of round trips. For longer trips, Tesla will install “megarchargers” that he said will add 400 miles (643km) of range in 30 minutes. Those facilities will be solar-powered and Tesla will guarantee the price of recharges."

How does Tesla propose to guarantee that the sun is shining, to make the solar powered rechargers work?

Nov 17, 2017 at 10:29 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@Tomo re Register's take on the Tesla Truck
It doesn't tell us much, it just repeats Tesla PR

StewGreen's new electric truck is the same as Tesla's
... but it goes twice as far and it flies
That's just about as credible as Musk never speaking about a tuck and then coming out with his magic promise.

What's it with people these days and fanboyism ?
BBC Tech Tent's Rory Caitlin Jones is a Tesla Fanboy
so in the new prog, he gushes
And the BBC's Dave Lee who was at the launch also gushed for 6 minutes
...then RCJ said ah there's a female expert in the studio
then she got one minute to say what we all thought about Tesla Model 3 delivery being terrible, and customers being let down when they'd made a deposit years ago
Elon Musk all mouth and one trouser leg.

Nov 17, 2017 at 10:21 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

The "Crocodile' might have got rid of "Gucci Grace" - but we all know who really has them 'Pwned"</.>.

Getting rid of Grace is one thing – but who is the future owner?

Nov 17, 2017 at 10:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

Nov 17, 2017 at 8:06 PM | tomo

Agreed. That is why I wondered whether the big supermarket chains may be deemed suitable for some pressure from the Green Blob, either for deliveries to supermarkets or local deliveries from supermarkets.

Nov 17, 2017 at 10:02 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie
Nov 17, 2017 at 9:50 PM | Registered Commentertomo

7:28 PM | Pcar

I expect that the battery for the Tesla semi-truck won't be sold but leased - with swingeing payments for pushing the charge / discharge envelope.

I've tried to get some comment form DHL about their operating experience with Smith Electric trucks with no success - I have a suspicion that it wasn't an experience they want to repeat unless a client insists and stumps up the piety premium wedge and accepts the tab for recoveries - which apparently was regularly required for the Smith vehicles as dispatchers had a knack for sending contract drivers on a 200 mile trip with a 150 mile battery :-)

Nov 17, 2017 at 8:06 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@Ross Lea, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:05 AM

I agree with Rod Liddell on question time last night it will hit the poorest most I also agree with Mark Hodgson below.

Rod Liddell on QT :) - looking forward to watch it later along with commentary here:
https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/question-time-commentary.222767/page-1332#post-8248093

Nov 17, 2017 at 7:31 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@stewgreen, Nov 17, 2017 at 9:58 AM

See how that non British Zero hedge write fails to pick up that of those 45K tweets 39K of those being sent sent on June24 means that they were sent after the June 23rd vote.

They may not have explicitly commented, but I would say they did notice as this paragraph is in bold font:

The researchers said Russian activity spiked on June 23, the day of the referendum, and on June 24 when the result was announced. From posting fewer than 1,000 tweets a day before June 13, the suspicious accounts posted 39,000 tweets on June 24 before dropping off almost entirely.

Nov 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

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