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That PwC report. At last! So what?

Well, what does a quick skip though the PwC report tell us? Er, well, it doesn’t tell us that RiverOak is a suitable indemnity partner. No siree! It tells us that (had they had infinite resources) TDC could have done a more structured, transparent job and spent more money on much more external advice. But it doesn’t say that they …

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Shameful secrecy, disgraceful conduct

We’re pretty clear that the whole PwC thing, apparently OK’d by “Dave” Cameron, is a transparent attempt to keep any pro-Manston votes loyal until Farage and UKIP are safely defeated in North and South Thanet. Intrigued by the suggestion that it will take a leading accountancy firm two months to decide whether RiverOak had the dosh for a CPO, we …

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Keeping up appearances, keeping up hope

So, just what is going on with this PwC “independent” report about the former airport and the enthusiasts’ dream of a CPO by American “buy-to-letters”, RiverOak? Well, let’s have a little toddle through the chronology of events, shall we? It’s a long post, for which, apologies, but we think this little storm in a wind sock has been very instructive. …

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‘Little progress’ on Thames crossing

Two locations are currently being considered as sites for a Lower Thames road crossing The government has been criticised for a lack of progress in building a Lower Thames road crossing. The House of Commons Transport Committee said east London was “long overdue” a crossing but “little progress” had been made. In a report, it said progress on an Essex-to-Kent …

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Rail chiefs meet MPs over disruption

New platforms and signalling at the station have caused travel disruption Talks are being held between rail bosses and politicians over disruption to Sussex train services as a result of the upgrade to London Bridge station. Rail minister Claire Perry has called a meeting with the managers of Southern, Thameslink and Network Rail. All three have apologised for the problems. …

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Draft Aviation Policy – have your say

This just in from our friends at Belfast… I am contacting you on behalf of Belfast City Airport Watch, an umbrella organisation which represents 20 residents’ associations and community groups, and which also has more than 550 individual associate members. I am contacting you because your organisation campaigns re the issue of aircraft noise related to what the government terms …

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