Friday, March 21, 2014

Manston Airport done for! Simples!

I beleive Manston airports fate was sealed as soon as Infratil sold it to Stagecoach boss Ann Gloag.

The assets are probably worth considerably more than the purchase price, it will be interesting how local council Labour leader Clive Hart handles himself with this one, Labour have done their best to damage the airport prospects, such as Clive Harts decision not to big up KLM's support for the Airport, he claimed couldn't speak publicly because the county council elections were in progress, it was a real joy to see arrogant Labour candidates getting a good kicking in the ballot boxes from UKIP a few days latter.

Hopefully local politicians will man up and do their best to stop, Manston being asset stripped, by selling off the land for development, if this is not viable as an airport lets hope it's returned to agricultural use.

Of course this could have some bearing on Clive Hart's shocking role, in wasting a hundred grand to overturn his own council decision not allow a hideous housing estate, the full story of East Kent Opportunity shenanigans can be found on Cllr Driver blog also a good read and a reminder of Labours role in ousting independent members of the standards board.

The stink from Labour's Thanet council is as bad as ever and will probably get worse.   

Coming back to the airport at Manston this was a potential gem, call me a cynic but I think Ann Gloag had closure in mind when it was purchased back in October, if only as a contingency. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Thought for the day - The world is inhabited by idiots?

Some years of blogging and reflection on the crazy world of Thanet has drained me, while most commentators to this blog have shown evidence of sanity I look outside and see Thanet is without a doubt broken although just a fragment of  a  larger delusional world.

Fortunately I've been too busy to comment on the evidence of corruption and shear incompetence of local political leaders, this weeks seen a cry from one our usual big noises for a crack den or something similar, the local paper mentions a huge demand for a gay quarter in Ramsgate, something I;ve never understood that people should live according to their sexual orientation, crikey maybe those with a foot fetish or into S&M should be segregated.

National or even internationally things are just as crazy, this week David Cameron has been in Israel apparently " pledged to stand by Israel “every step of the way”  I for one wonder if this includes State terrorism, theft of property, general disregard for Palestinians and of course Israeli governments general disregard for the Law.

Still Cameron's pledge is emblematic of Britain's "open for business" culture which never feels uncomfortable dealing with Russian gangsters, even smoothing over Russian state murder. So despite all the hot air I suggest Ukrainians need not take any comfort from our government, since we need Russian money and gas.

Next week I may well move onto UKIP Europe and what have the Romans done for us.