Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Get A Plan To Keep The Airports Working
At least the Scottish Transport Minister had the good grace to resign; the English Transport Minister is as wet as a scrubber.
Some ten days after the snow hit, the Minisister did offer the Army to help.
In New York, JFK was open 24 hours after the snow hit.
Gatwick had 4 inches of snow, JFK had 20 inches.
Out of work people could have been offered £100 a day to clear the runways.
Farmers – who often have snowploughs and always have tractors – could have been offered £500 a day to clear the runways.
The English government is responsible because it allowed the English airports to be sold to a massively indebted Spanish company who can’t, or won’t, spend the money to get the airports capable of operating through bad weather.
So setting the scene for a debacle broadcast worldwide to England’s humiliation.
Cameron must sack the no-can-do Transport Minister.
This Spanish firm must be told to produce a plan to keep the airports opening through bad weather, or see them compulsorily purchased and re-nationalised.
Hope you got to wherever you wanted to get to without any trouble.Tags: cameron, farmers, good grace, open 24 hours, tractors