Previously, mention of the current hybrid-like 'spiritual successors' to the Holden Sandman within slowly revitalising EM regions, was to have been the segue return to the ongoing topic of Brazil's economic and automotive future.
However, before doing so, following the previous Barcelona attack, the recent Parson's Green Tube-Line attack (and subsequent raised terror alert) here in the UK, indicates that 'the terror threat' and incidents will seemingly inevitably continue.
That threat perhaps even arising from not just from the small number of western 'jihadists', but also potentially also from a newly stirred friction (and possible faction) within Northern Ireland, resulting from the ideological partisanship following the political horse-trading after the UK election to create a substantive government.
Hence as Britain continues through is slow economic revitalisation – Budget Austerity vs Slow Trickle-Down Investment - it is perhaps timely that the vital matter of Emergency Service Response Capabilities be considered across the long-term of the next 20 to 30 years.
Over the past 5 years or so all the Emergency Services have experienced problematic cuts in respective annual and extra-ordinary budgets, having a major affect on the proactive and reactive capabilities of the Police, Ambulance and Fire/Rescue services, from manpower numbers to equipment servicing to the heavy capex issue of equipment and facilities replacement.
All the while the lingering devastating societal impact of the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis has had to be absorbed by the Emergency Services – from unemployment induced drunkenness and drug addiction, to money related spousal domestic friction (sometimes deliberately created for ultimate financial gain) to the growth of illegitimate vehicle, house and personal injury insurance claims, to the sadly all too concerning matter of real accidents resulting from stress/mindlessness and the increased instances of self-harm and suicide – means that just as society's dynamics would necessitate a rise in Police, Ambulance and Fire/Rescue budgets, these vital services have undergone major budget cuts.
That reality and the raised real terror threat has necessarily required the vital assistance of the British Army, operating in low-level para-military guise.
This clash of Raised Societal Response versus Declined Budget Sizes appears to be endemic to the long-term picture as the reduced prowess of the 're-sized State' muddles through the demands of a 're-shaped Britain'.
As such it is time that government and industry undertake “New Era Strategic Thinking” about how exactly to make the availability of far lesser financial resources stretch far further – and with true intelligence and implementation so acumen - to best satiate that myriad of modern societal issues.
Over the coming weeks, investment-auto-motives seeks to illustrate how, starting from first principles of in-service vehicles, such new-era thinking might evolve.