Britain must hold its nose and roll out the red carpet for Elon Musk
The Government would happily have us all believe that Britain is poised to become a world leader in electric cars. But like so much of what has come out of No 10 under Boris Johnson it is a mirage.
Compared with America, China, and parts of Europe such as Germany, we are absolutely nowhere when it comes to electric cars – stuck on the sidelines of a race in which the main competitors threaten to disappear over the horizon because this country abandoned even the merest pretence of a coherent long-term industrial strategy long ago.
With the Government missing in action as the country stands on the precipice of a full-blown economic crisis in which real incomes are set to tumble by the largest amount on record, it is probably …
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