Following my blog at 10 this morning, I am afraid to say that things appear to be going from bad to worse with my parcel delivery. I only discovered half an hour ago – because I was listening to the radio – that the mobile operator O2 has suffered a meltdown, meaning that text and other data-based messages can’t be sent or received. Since this is my network, the parcel deliverers cannot tell me (unless they rang me up, some chance of that) whether my delivery will take place today.
I have to say to all those who think frictionless trade can be facilitated by technology, and that will take care of everything post-Brexit, think again. The biggest laugh has to be that after pumping £1.9billion into the E.U’s new Galileo GPS system, we will now be pursuing our own GPS development, no doubt duplicating the cost and causing even more problems with ‘tracking.’ Given the history of government technology development, we should really be asking ourselves whether we are entering a world created by Lewis Carroll. Or perhaps I’m reading too much into this personal experience simply because I'm a bleedin' Remoaner?