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Language, truth and not much logic....

From Unite:

"Unite the union, the biggest union in UK civil aviation, is urging MPs to vote for workers' jobs and futures by backing the modernisation of Heathrow airport".

What could they mean? A lick of paint, a few more bins and a bit of wi-fi? I'm more of a Gatwick chap meself, so not really my problem.

Erm, no.

"Unite's call comes ahead of today's (Wednesday) Tory Opposition Day debate in the Commons, which the union says will be used to undermine this month's decision by the government to press ahead with the third runway at Heathrow airport".

For easy math, as our transatlantic friends put it, let's say that a third runway equals a 50% increase. I am looking forward to a whole range of modernisations myself. Maybe I'll modernise my whisky consumption, or modernise my posting of DPRK updates. We shall see.

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Anonymous Keir Hardie said... 5:54 pm

surely modernisation means yet more garish shops? Sorry "shopping opportunities."  



Blogger James D said... 11:05 pm

Well, whatever it is, if Unite's backing it, it's bound to be inefficient and display no understanding of the modern world. Perhaps someone should alert the Transport Secretary. Better still, give him a heavy suitcase and some timetables, put him on the concourse of Euston station and get him to work out which airport he can get to quickest: he'd soon realize that HS2 is the answer to airport capacity in the Sarfeast.  



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