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Wednesday, 31 August 2011


If it’s in the Manston Master Plan, it must be right. Right?

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Consultation news

I'm peeved that the most we've been told about the consultation process has come from a bunch of lawyers based in London, Birmingham and Bristol. When will TDC have the sense and decency to speak to us directly?

Friday, 26 August 2011

Can a map make you cross?

See the Manston flightpath, and see where the TDC councillors live. Now wail and gnash your teeth...

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Straight from the horse's orifice...

In the interests of even-handedness and fair play, I thought I would publish Manston's statement on the importance of night flights, despite it being crap. If you can bring yourself to plough through this litany of self-serving distortions and special pleadings, do please bear a few things in mind...

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Dear Bob...

An excellent letter to Cllr Bayford that "may be of interest and stimulate other residents to convey their views to our councillors". A rattling good read.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Needle and threat

Charles Buchanan, CEO of Manston Tumbleweed Airport, has launched the next round of his campaign to make the airport more sellable...

More on the night flights bid

Yet another "independent" report, written by an aviation lobbying group and commissioned by Manston, is coming out. It will probably forecast employment apocolypse for Kent if Manston doesn't get its way...

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

No more cheap flights

The aviation industry has finally twigged that the price of oil is going up (because it's running out) which means that they won't be able to sell flights at daft prices...