You see, Sir Roger is convinced that the old airport at Manston was a national asset. Grant Shapps agrees. So does the Roads Minister, John Hayes. Apparently, our glorious leader, “Dave” Cameron, takes valuable time out from fighting for his political future to “back” (solely with the power of thought, we assume) the closed airport.
It’s odd, isn’t it, that the Government hasn’t for a second suggested using its own compulsory purchase powers to rescue our local aviation basket case?
Instead, the Government is absolutely consistent that teeny tiny TDC must make this happen all by itself.
Surely all this “oooh, I love Manston airport lots”, “no, I love it more than you do”, “no, no, I’m Manston’s best friend” isn’t just crude manipulation of the CPO fan club to keep the names of these politicians in the local news, is it? I mean, these Government chaps really, really do love the old airport and want to do everything in their power to see dirty great cargo planes flying from it again, don’t they?
Well, not quite everything in their power, obviously. Stands to reason, dunnit?