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Someone wants to know if you want night flights

The Save Manston Airport group are running a poll on their Facebook page to see how many people are for, and against, night flights.

They are dissatisfied with the result of the Thanet-wide poll that TDC conducted, and feel that their Facebook thingummy might count for more.

Personally, I attach about as much importance to this kind of poll as I do to horoscopes. But nobody likes to see a “wrong” horoscope.

At the moment, about 80% of voters want scheduled night flights.

But that’s because you haven’t voted yet…

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4 comments

  1. it appears they refuse to publish any comment on their webpage that isnt in support of the airport, which just about tells you how valid their ‘survey’ is. i submitted the comment below on the discussion on the voting webpage, the moderator didnt publish it and theyve now closed the comments.’This is turkeys voting for christmas isnt it?its unfathomable why anyone in their right mind who lives under a flight path would be in favour of cargo flights over their house, let alone wanting to increase them only for the benefit of a commercial company!’

  2. it appears they refuse to publish any comment on their webpage that isnt in support of the airport, which just about tells you how valid their ‘survey’ is. i submitted the comment below on the discussion on the voting webpage, the moderator didnt publish it and theyve now closed the comments.’This is turkeys voting for christmas isnt it?its unfathomable why anyone in their right mind who lives under a flight path would be in favour of cargo flights over their house, let alone wanting to increase them only for the benefit of a commercial company!’

  3. Kent_Resident

    Desperate people do desperate things when they are force fed the wrong information by scaremongering MP’s.To get an accurate poll you need an entirely independent organisation that has been accredited.The same thing happened when I submitted a comment. It disappeared quickly ! If 80% were for night flights and they nearly all said they live under the flight path. Then where do the rest of Thanet live I wonder, and where are the comments from the 20% that are against ? Deleted !They did admit it wasn’t an accurate poll, but just to get an idea of who is for and against, but they couldn’t resist tampering with it to show a high percentage wanting night flights! Those people need to go and live under the flight path near one of the major airports to find out what noise is about. House prices drop and people want to move away but can’t because nobody wants to move in, except maybe the urgh hum 80% that live under the Manston flight path I guess !!

  4. I just tried to comment vote against any night flights, but they have a notice saying "Poll closed". Since I’ve only just been made aware of it, that seems totally unfair and undemocratic!