We cannot expect letters to the PM to save the airport
AS ONE of the 400 who has written an airport campaign letter to Tudor Evans for delivery to the PM by Alison Seabeck yesterday, I decided to send an independent letter of my own to the Prime Minister, and this is the response I have had back from No 10.
"I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister to thank you for contacting him.
"Mr Cameron is most grateful for the time and trouble you have taken to get in touch and informing him of your views".
"Because the Department for Transport is best placed to respond to the matters you raise, he has asked me to forward your letter to the Department so that they may reply to your concerns directly."
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Not that I wish to undermine Cllr Evans or Alison Seabeck's efforts in this matter, but I fear the letters and the petition will be given the same treatment and down graded to the DFT as my letter was.
But, I think Tudor Evans knew exactly what the response would be from government and as per normal, he is trying to shift the blame of the closure and future demise of the airport onto someone else's shoulders.
Has he not learned anything from the 38,000 signatures on the petition which in effect is saying that the local people want you to help by finding the money to facilitate the airport and its prospective new owners, and not just do the bear minimum.
With the latest news about our rail services being left in limbo for two or three years as stated in The Herald, it's even more important that Tudor Evans and his council and all our local MPs get together and give every assistance available to Viable to get the airport back up and running again, particularly after the letter I have received from government and no doubt Tudor's letter will be along the same vein.
Sorry but you did the minimum available by writing to the PM.
You can Tudor, but what it takes is the will to do it.
For you to say: "The council has made huge efforts to support this city's air connectivity since 1980" is nothing short of a joke.
You have spent nothing of any consequence on the airport, but would rather spend our money on the Life Centre, Pavilions and Theatre Royal.