Jesus Christ man why do you tolerate it ?
Because the £8Billion the British motorist pays more in tax than is spent on the roads goes on funding the NHS so we don't end up in the situation that you have in the USA where the prime cause of bankruptcy is medical bills and people die from really easy to treat shit because they can't afford treatment.
You would even be surprised to find out how many wind farms have been slowly going up too. I watch the giant blades heading out on the highway north of my little town.
The worlds' largest offshore windfarm is in the UK. Its about to be dwarfed by one currently being constructed which is 4 times the size which is being built just a few miles off the east coast of the UK. In my county in England there is not a single place you can stand and not see a wind turbine. The USA has a long way to go.
with the rest of the UK.
They seem mostly to be concerned with protecting peadophiles rather than their constituants. Our politicians are the only people I am aware of that are anti-Assange.
The vast majority of the UK don't give two shits about Assange assuming they have heard of him at all with most know nothing more than he's some bloke from the internet who is holed up in some Embassy because of some reason or another.
Yes, it's the EU market... For the moment. The transatlantic treaty will take care of that. How cute for the euro-peons to believe they have some measure of leverage and then cut off their own throat by siding with the US against Russia.
The GDP of the EU is the highest of any market in the world, $1trillion more than the USA. The EU has absolutely tons of leverage.
Unfortunately (for you) Google is in a position to play hardball, unlike Microsoft who needed to sell stuff to the EU. What's the EU going to do, block Google? Good luck with that.
The EU is the richest market in the world. Its GDP is more than that of the USA by more than $1Trillion, its population almost double. Google will not want to be blocked in the richest trading bloc in the world.
Their business practices in an industry where you are not required to use their product, there is no physical cost and no time lost.
However because of Google's dominance in search it has got to the point that if you don't appear in their results its as if you don't exist on the internet.
No, the fact that it's legal makes it OK. If governments don't like that, they can change the law.
The problem is though unless every government in the world does it, they'll just go elsewhere.
Perhaps they should be asking for a ".google" gTLD, for that purpose, instead of trying to monopolize a generic identifier.
They do come with some,
Skype and Dropbox.
The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much.