Author: Mark Haller

Electric Vehicles – 1. The Battery Revolution

Mark Haller
EV charging, photo from Pixabay

Electric Vehicle (EV) battery prices have fallen dramatically and will continue to fall as engineers and scientists focus on design improvements and innovation. We hear much in the press about Cobalt and Lithium, less about Nickel and Copper, (Copper being a little trickier to obtain at the moment) but combinations of these are typically critical […]

The Inconvenient Truth about Homelessness

Mark Haller

Homelessness is often used to gaslight foreigners and people fleeing war as less important than ‘our own’. I have even heard people in my own group of friends say we should look after our own homeless before migrants. Let us explore key areas that uncomfortably identify drivers for both cost and scarcity of housing. EU […]

Educational Cost in the UK outpaces Europe

Mark Haller

After the Second World War there were many social advances in the UK that helped forge the basis of the UK economy. The UK was broke and the benefits (to the UK) of the empire had all but died out. Industry was sick and we had labour issues, partly caused by government, partly caused by […]


Word Salad and War on the Poor

Mark Haller

The recent Conservative conference was a real feast of word salad, ‘a confused or unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases’, culminating in an appalling speech from the PM that ignored a series of crises of historical proportions.  This word salad disguises a deliberate war on the poor. Let us walk through some implications […]

Energy Security is National Security

Mark Haller

Following on from recent failures to protect the UK from energy volatility, it is prudent to search out some facts on Energy Security, which is a complex and wide issue. Is the Government lazy or has it just focused on the wrong priorities? Energy Security and Russia We are currently bouncing around a bunch of issues that […]

Pigs to the Slaughter

Mark Haller

100,000 pigs could possibly be slaughtered due to a shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers, which in turn is due to Brexit mis-management