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Someone really dislikes Broon....

Or so it would seem, judging from this petition to No. 10:

" We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Requisition Concorde as an executive flight".

Erm, the Dour One is supposed to steal one from BA or whoever? And in the wake of Air France Flight 4590 (in 2000. Good grief) , "Prior to the accident, Concorde had been arguably the safest operational passenger airliner in the world in terms of passenger deaths-per-kilometres travelled (0). After the accident the death rate was 12.5 deaths per million flights, more than three times worse than the second worst aircraft. However no aircraft's safety can be accurately measured from a single incident and safety improvements were made in the wake of the crash". (Source)

Be that as it may, "On 10 April 2003, British Airways and Air France simultaneously announced that they would retire Concorde later that year. They cited low passenger numbers following the 25 July 2000 crash, the slump in air travel following 9/11 and rising maintenance costs". And what is more, note "Airbus' unwillingness to provide maintenance support for the ageing airframes".
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Blogger The Hitch said... 2:10 pm

if he is so prudent and so green I say we send the f**** everywhere by microlight  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:20 pm

Sounds good...  



Anonymous verity said... 2:25 pm

Yes,I like it too. Especially if Harriet Harman was accompanying him. Oh, wait a minute! Once she was heaved in, it wouldn't be a microlight any more ...  



Blogger Ed said... 2:29 pm

Talking about Airbus, yet another good reason to stop governments interfering in the economy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6239874.stm  



Blogger istanbultory said... 2:52 pm

Off-topic but it seems that Quentin Davies MP has walked the floor and joined NuLabour. Tosser.
He was firmly pro-EU. Hardly a great loss. I wonder what kind of deal he cut with Gordo?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:09 pm

As is well known, all floor crossers are despicable maggots. (Unless Frank Field decides to come into the light, of course)

I hope the constituency party has changed the locks at its offices.

Since his website has been taken down, here it is via the wonderful internet archive.  



Blogger Ed said... 3:12 pm

Well that's another seat blocker out of the way!  



Blogger Justin Hinchcliffe said... 5:18 pm

Whatever happened to "Blair Force One"?  



Anonymous verity said... 6:36 pm

Oh, don't worry. As a "Special Envoy to The Middle East" - whatever the hell toy job that tinkertoy title stands for - Blair will absolutely need his own jet. I mean, he'll have to jet all over the place, all the time!

I wrote over on Istanbul Tory that he will take the top five floors in an ultra-modern skyscraper in Dubai. I betcha! And staff, staff, staff - to help him with his important work!  



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