Thursday, March 27, 2008

The BBC's flight of fantasy

Cancelled flights, baggage delays and a temporary suspension in check-in have blighted the opening day of Heathrow's new £4.3bn Terminal 5.

And who really gives a damn?

Obviously all those passengers who it affects but the BBC web and news sites should remember that the majority of us will neither use T5, let alone Heathrow, and a good majority of the public oppose the increased passenger capacity at airports.

Its not as if they haven’t got something else to have as their headlines throughout the day, such as the Anglo-French summit between Brown and Sarkozy or the continued unrest in Tibet.

I know we have had an on/off love/hate sort of relationship with the French throughout history but nothing has come between us more in recent times, not even fishing quotas, than the rift between us over the Iraq war and the interpretation of UN resolutions.

Now is a chance for us to once again pick-up with our second closest neighbour, or are they even closer than the Irish as the metaphorical crow flies?, and work closer on subjects not only relating to the future power needs of both Countries [and the possibility of being held to ransom by the Russians over gas supplies one would suspect] but also the need to control immigration, not to mention world poverty [especially in those far off colonial bases we either abandoned or were evicted from – what is it will Mugabe? What a nutter!]

I am hoping that we can somehow extract ourselves from this apparent world view that we are more aggressor than peacemaker by working closer to and with our European partners.

The new French Presidents wife looked quite pretty too, but then again if you wish to learn more about how she dressed and looked then read the BBC website, you will probably find her in the column under Heathrow’s T5.

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3 Comments:

At 5:20 am , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

my daddy was a flight service chief at the san antonio airporot..in texas...which means he was the boss of the tower...he never never never never ever flew..said the pilots were all drunk or on pills and the guys working i the tower were all over worked and stressed out from the stress of trying to keep drunk pilots from flying planes into each other...train, car or bus..no planes...

 
At 10:04 am , Blogger old enough to moan said...

That is really comforting to know!

I work for a company who has a business group that manufacture Aero engines. When employees used to fly on planes they were given access to the cockpit to talk to the pilots, I myself did this on two occasions. Sadly those days have gone...

The age of innocence gone, or was it just ignorance?

 
At 10:04 am , Blogger old enough to moan said...

That is really comforting to know!

I work for a company who has a business group that manufacture Aero engines. When employees used to fly on planes they were given access to the cockpit to talk to the pilots, I myself did this on two occasions. Sadly those days have gone...

The age of innocence gone, or was it just ignorance?

 

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