Save British Motorsport

Discussion in 'The Sports section' started by Dark Angel, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Dark Angel

    Dark Angel Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Excepts from the Government Document:

    "Options for amending domestic motor insurance law in light of the European Court of Justice ruling in the case of Damijan Vnuk".

    On 23 June 2016, the EU referendum took place and the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.
    Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union and all the rights and obligations of EU
    membership remain in force.
    During this period the Government will continue to negotiate, implement and apply EU legislation.


    (...) This consultation stage impact assessment sets out an analysis of options around extending the scope of compulsory motor insurance
    in line with the Directive following the Vnuk judgment. Unusually, it assesses two options which are mutually exclusive; option 2 which
    reflects European law as it currently stands in light of the Vnuk judgment (which would involve a significant change to domestic legislation);
    and option 3 which reflects European law as Government considers it is likely to look if the Directive is amended in line with proposals put
    forward by the Commission (this would increase the scope of which vehicles require motor insurance in which situations, and hence more
    victims would have a straightforward route to compensation, but not expand the scope as widely as if implementing the Directive as it stands).


    (...) Given the UK?s position as a full Member State of the EU, it is incumbent on the Government to take the necessary steps to comply
    with the Directive as soon as possible. So long as the UK?s domestic legislation is out of step with EU law, victims of accidents involving
    motor vehicles do not have a route to compensation envisaged in the Directive (as interpreted by the Vnuk judgment); this exposes
    Government to risk.
    That is why we must set in train the preparatory work to amend domestic legislation now rather than waiting for the
    Directive to be amended. We want to be in a position to amend our legislation swiftly and smoothly once the Directive has been amended.

     
  2. ScottyUK

    ScottyUK Filtering Through Club Sponsor

    I could be missing something but it doesn't overly concern me.

    I can't see the Government risking the whole motorsport industry and all the revenue it generates ... but then paying attention because there's a public petition.

    I get why the proposals have come in and the legislation accidently seems to cover motorsport. It's just down to the lawyers to sort out the terminology so that it targets what they were trying to do.

    As I say I could have missed something in the debate so if I have I'm genuinely happy to listen.
     
  3. Dark Angel

    Dark Angel Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

  4. eddyace595

    eddyace595 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Yet another insidious example of Europes need to interfere and
    regulate every aspect of our lives..
     
  5. ScottyUK

    ScottyUK Filtering Through Club Sponsor

    Thanks.

    That documents the risks and puts a figure of ?10B for motorsport contributions. It appears from this that the consequences are already being identified and reviewed.

    I therefore don't see what the petition achieves nor do I see the Government letting ?10B and all those jobs just slip away.
     
  6. Dark Angel

    Dark Angel Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I couldn't see the government actually holding a referendum
    to decide whether to leave the EU, either...

    That's not a "dig", Scotty; it's just a reminder to myself not to
    believe that politicians don't need "direction".
     
  7. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor


    For most politicians, the best direction is "long walk, short pier".....
     
  8. Dark Angel

    Dark Angel Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Nothing to do with VNUK but, perhaps, a sign o' the times?

    ...And I can't help wondering if the TT's likely to be affected. :eek:
     

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