Dear Reader, your suspicions have been confirmed – a Compulsory Purchase Order to buy Manston for aviation was always a non-starter.
A handful showed an interest. A few were examined more closely, and they were dismal specimens.
Three contenders, being marked out of five, on five questions. Full marks would be 25 points each. Between the three of them, in total, they scored just 2 (yes, TWO) points.
So that’s one ludicrous waste of time put to rest. Next candidate: RiverOak’s absurd pretence that their application for a DCO stands a snowflake’s chance of being accepted come October…
Anyway, here’s TDC’s report on the failed search for a CPO indemnity partner: