The good news Is that Manston airport could provide 2000 jobs in the not too distant future according to an independent report from York Aviation commissioned by owners Infratil, the report concedes it would be necessary to allow flights between 7am and 11pm.
The bad news is that Clive Hart's Labour has contrary to the hopes and aspirations of ordinary working people declared war on Manston and the significant inward investment like the new Parkway Railway Station.
It's in my opinion easy to see where Labour are coming from many Labour councillors are at the end of their working lives if not retired, so they've taken an unchallenging, win at any cost, approach to the recent elections, unfortunately this means that they've boxed themselves into a position.
Not long ago Labour councillors were principled, enough to reluctantly accept as did their Tory counterparts that it may be necessary to allow night flights.
Whats changed since, maybe it's to do with Clive Hart's leadership or the realisation that the Labour party core support comes from the pampered public sector economy and welfare dependent.
Does Thanet Labour care about ordinary working people, not likely their to wrapped up in back slapping each other with the odd petty victories of chair of local council and mayoralty.
Still on the bright side, Infratil are still battling, Labour have some new blood, who I hope don't get the deselection treatment from the old boys, hopefully even Clive might wish to watch his back and I'm sure even he would appreciate that those of us who on balance prefer to get up and go to work everyday will be unlikely to forgive him.