How far does £270m go in the world of high end tech development? Not very far at all. Whilst well-intended, this really is a headline grabber and is unlikely to have any quantifiable impact. To put it in context, the US committed £3.3bn to government support for driverless technologies alone.....

I'll leave the last words to Prof Noel Sharkey of the University of Sheffield ".....it's ultimately chicken feed by comparison". Quite.