Will barmy BoJo’s dream come true ?
Posted by Big John on January 21, 2012
“Is the world ready for ‘Boris Island’ ?” … is the headline in ‘The Independent’.
Well I don’t know about the rest of the world, but I’m bloody not and that’s for sure, as I happen to live on the Kent coast close to the Thames Estuary where it is proposed a giant ‘hub’ airport should be built.
I got pissed off and became a ‘NIMBY’ (not in my back yard) when some prat decided to spend hundreds of millions of our money erecting dozens of useless wind turbines a few miles off the coast close to the same ‘wildlife sanctuary’ area which is alive with birds and protected by European statutes: but I am afraid that no amount of protests and petitions will ever stop our dodgy politicians allowing their mates to push ahead with their plans, safe in the knowledge that even if they are branded as environmental vandals, they will be rewarded with seats ‘on the board’, secret shares and jobs for family and friends, and probably a large brown envelope ’bunged’ under the table. I wonder how many construction companies are major donors to the Tory party ? Blimey ! they are even prepared to give the go-ahead to build a high speed rail link right through the heart of many of their own ’back yards’.
Can you believe that our Dave only recently said that he loved his Oxfordshire constituency and would no more risk the countryside “than I would risk my own children”; and now the two-faced Tory twit thinks that his Old Etonian chum has plans which are worth a second look, despite the fact that he previously derided them.
… I wonder why ?