Saturday, 26 November 2011

No night flights - just cancer

The No Night Flights meeting last night and good public consultation has been taken out of the council’s hands.

Being "against night flights" but “for the airport” means it stays open – with cancer and noise and night flight attempts every year.

For night flights means cancer and noise all night.

Infratil and TDC have hardly done anything but lie and fly for years.

And stale pensioners remembering when the RAF polluted them on the rates.


1. It’s on the drinking water supply – our councillors hemmed and hawed over when they knew and what they’ve done and shuffled their feet

2. The noise and air monitors were removed by Infratil with KCC and TDC back in September 2006 – so there has been no monitoring. Just Infratil and TDC pretending that they have been monitoring and endangering the public.

That’s corporate manslaughter.

By Infratil and by TDC and KCC.

What councils would hem and haw over expanding an airport by removing monitors – and refusing to close it when it’s on the water supply.

And ignoring the low level overflights.

Silence from Gale and Sandys.

Against night flights but then for them after the election. Against night flights but for the Manston Parkway stealth development as late as January.

Silence from the councillors and a few shtum payments and scapegoats and try and brush it under the carpet.

Drag it out for as long as possible.

Like Union Carbide. Or Corby Council. Or Trafigura

That’s corporate manslaughter.

The Gang of Four are sacked and now it’s a Police inquiry.

Silence from Harrison and Hayton the Airport Committee Chairmen.

Silence from KIACC on why no monitoring for years.

Silence from Button and Berry and Sproates on why no monitoring.

Silence from McGonigal on the corruption accounts of fines-bit-no-fines and 0% salary fraud fro Samuel and White and Pleasurama Cayman Islands.

There will be no night flights.

The airport will close.

But why the delay to protect a few Party and Civil Service careers and face-saving.

Jail for Carter and Buchanan and extradite the Infratil Directors.

Time for Change

Friday, 25 November 2011

Made-up Airport figures and Manston

An article in The Times on 7th Novemebr detailing how "Regional numbers don't add up say airlines".

In brief it details regional traffic figures form airports around the Uk and how they're utter nonsense eg Humberside claiming to grow to 12M passengers: 12x the population of the region.

The head of Virgin Atlantic(!) described the figures as "utterly ridiculous".

Clearly with Manston, claims of an airport the size of Stansted are nonsense: equivalent to the whole population of Kent and London flying 2 or 3 times a year.

The real issue is why Infratil are using these figures to gain public funds.

Why councillors believe them.

And why KCC are peddling construction-nonsense such as Manston Parkway.

To remove the monitors to downgrade the cancer cost - especially at an airport slated for expansion - is of course a crime.

As is the EA and TDC failing to protect the aquifer.

With the Gang of Four facing arrest warrants - as will Infratil and KCC - the question is who at TDC removed the monitors?

Time for Change.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Gang of Four Collapses, Let 1,000 Flowers Bloom

With Sandy Ezekiel arrested on suspicion of fraud and misuse of public office the Gang of Four has collapsed.

Latchford sacked, and Samuel and White resigned with 0% fraud and payoffs.

All that remains is recovering the 0% salary fraud and missing £2M Manston fines and publishing the EKO and ChinaGate costs. The Labour £25k donation has been detailed but nothing else.

Silence from the TDC civil servants entrusted with monitoring and silence from the Environment Agency – I don’t understand why they aren’t being cautioned and questioned. Or were they specifically instructed not to carry out monitoring?

And silence from Buchanan no doubt awaiting the arrest warrant and extradition orders for the New Zealand Directors.

And silence on Manston pollution and Thor mercury.

With the last of the Gang of Four arrested for fraud and misuse of public office, surely a full Police inquiry into Manston, ChinaGate, EKO, 0% salary fraud, Pleasurama and Thor is long overdue.

Several of the Infratil directors for example have moved abroad to continue polluting, the Gang of Four senior civil servants have been retired with hush money, yet air and noise monitoring remains removed since 2006 with air pollution 4x EU safe levels.

We have been funding politicians and civil servants at TDC, KCC and EA to deliberately and repeatedly mislead and lie and endanger the public.

Besides being a cluster of dysfunctional councils in need of P45 reform, corporate manslaughter charges and jail sentences must be relevant.

What flimsy councillors and MP’s to simply remain silent – when will they speak up on the cancer cost?

Stop the Pollution, Stop the Corruption, Stop the Construction

A few miscellaneous points:

#astonishing to see ChinaGateway passed unanimously again by councillors given the overwhelming public opposition – as with the Labour bung and the offer of a Tory donation our councillors are always keeping quiet and then quickly delegating to civil servants to cop the blame.
#Youth unemployment: the highest figures ever in the UK – and no doubt the name in Thanet; presumably much is being done? Have a guess.
#Another awful development at the former Rover garage on Grange Rd: 39 flats and a skyscraper-style crane – abysmal town planning
#Kent Police launch the 101 non-emergency number which is rather good – and can redirect to the NHS and Coastguard etc
#McGonigal and the corruption accounts: when will the EKO figures and flights logs be provided? And if we’ve been paying for monitoring but none has been done what’s the cost of that?
#Slipway: another set of plans: yet the whole point of the Port is for it to be a working Port not a twee confection; and there’s simply no need for more buildings with 3,000 empty: TDC have failed to provide a Port and Marina plan for over a year now
#Xmas lights: an election coming so nice to see a few lights put up after ten years and two years of planning and painting lampposts
#Pleasurmama-Bungarama: still no plans or details of the Directors for this strange development – as Mayor I’ll level everything there and start again and consider an icerink and Olympic pool further along
#Bandstands: covered in graffiti and skateboarding on them which seems extraordinary given at least one is Grade 2 listed
#OAP’s in winter: shocking figures of 1,000 elderly extra deaths in Kent each winter – presumably c.100 in Thanet
#I’m speaking at a Greening the City conference in London in December
#Pegwell Bay: the towers are being demolished, how bizarre to want to spend public money to preserve them as some sort of toxic attraction, but the tourist walkway seems to have disappeared into bickering and silence again

As Mayor I’ll reserve Ramsgate’s council tax of c.£20M for RTC and reform of TDC with direct rule from Westminster.

For too long, three towns have been treated as one District with no scrutiny of civil service costs or actions. Ramsgate’s funds have simply been provided to Margate and presumably vice versa as the Party pendulum swings.

FOI means all costs need detailing – have councillors not had sight of the report and accounts and staffing costs and expenses and pensions?

Time for Change.

No votes in poisoning your citizens.

No tax-jobs for poisoning your citizens.

Jail for Carter and Buchanan and the Kiwi Directors.

No Gang of Four.

Let one thousand flowers bloom in East Kent.

Time for Change

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Ayatollah Airways flies into Kent

Quite astonishing: IranAir flying into a ramshackle airport like Manston. Or Europe as it seems to be banned. Certainly from the USA.

The US rates it as the terrorist airline of choice - an Iranian equivalent of what the Libyans did at Lockerbie or the recent Yemeni cargo bomb flights.

For Charles Buchanan formerly of City Airport in London to allow this and flights such as EgyptAir taking off from Cairo knowing Manston was closed or the banned Afghan flight is incredible.

But that's why he'll go to jail.

And airport safety has never been paramount at Manston.

Removing noise and air monitors and deliberatelty lying about it. Year after year.

And the CAA and Border Agency are as flimsy as the Environment Agency.

The drumbeat for strikes on Iranian nuclear sites grows louder: two scientists shot, a missile factory blown up etc etc.

With SAM missiles deployed for the 2012 Olympics in London - as with the Atlanta Olympics and Tokyo with the North Korea missile tests - the danger is all too evident.

And Sandys and Gale remain silent - only in January they were trying to develop the Manston Parkway stealth development of the airport being opposed/not-opposed to night flights. Mere Party hacks that'll raise their hand for any old nonsense.

Silence on Thor mercury.

Silence on the flood and clifftop defences - the new Margate defence is a nice set of steps but would have any storm wave crashing into the shops.

Silence on McGonigal maths and the corruption accounts.

Silence on Margate Town Council and TDSC bloat.

Silence on recall and referendum of 10% of the electoral turnout.

Silence on Ramsgate's missing £20M each year - where has that been spent?

Silence on full FOI of civil service costs.

Just KCC and TDC's stale old men and our civil servants crawling under a memo to avoid Police scrutiny.

And deliberately endangering the public.

Time for direct rule from Westminster.

Time for council tax strike and RTC account rather than TDC.

Time for Police inquiry and corporate manslaughter.

Time for Manston to close.

Time for Change.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Royal visit to Margate: right approach but wrong town and wrong time

A sudden Royal visit by the Queen to Margate after 20 years and 30 years before that.

Which is good. Although so sudden almost no-one has heard of it.

Clearly the problems in East Kent are substantial and a visit to the Turner is a good start after the collapse of the political system and civil service.

And with the Commonwealth being revitalised with new succession rules and membership on non-colonies, the monarchy is doing more than just being a useful tourism feature.

Especially with derelict Dreamland on view - and the oil tankers off the beaches failed by the Coastguard - and supposedly another year's delay for the CPO.

But it's the wrong town and the wrong time for the Queen.

Let's hope next year is Royal Ramsgate and its Royal Harbour in the 60 year Royal Jubilee.

Less positively the front page of Yahoo the world's most-read website and animal abuse in Ramsgate:

The video clip is clear and let's hope this marks the end of animal exports from Ramsgate too.

Time for Change.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Same old daft Bob and his cancer flights

Same old nonsense from Bayford and his cancer crew: another farcical consultation.

And deliberately ignoring the facts and dangers of night flights and Manston and Infratil and KCC and TDC’s actions.

Let’s forget the claims of jobs: they’re ludicrous. An airport the size of Stansted -a few minutes from Heathrow and Ostend.

Planning by clowns

Let’s forget the rationale for night flights: a few flights around the existing hours make no sense – except as the thin end of the wedge. Planestation and Infratil wanted all-night flights: about 30 or so.

Let’s forget that the airport is already bust: Infratil say so – and the only scheduled flights are 2 or 3 Flybe hops to Belfast from Belgium and 2 or 3 Cargolux flights from Luxembourg.

The airport is already bust.

But when are we going to talk about the air and noise monitors being removed? Samuel and White have been sacked but the councillors all knew about it. They were removed back in 2006.

When are we going to talk about the missing fines for pollution and overflights: I estimate at least £2M. That’s a lot of money for our councillors and civil servants to secretly ignore.

When will we talk about the cancer and the runway on the drinking water supply? That’s a serious health hazard again being deliberately ignored.

It’s a year since the last lynch-mob consultation and Latchford being sacked and Ezekiel demoted – why the silence on these issues from our councillors?

We seem to have 130,000 people endangered with noise and air pollution for the sake of a bust airport and deliberate misuse of funds And all the required safety procedures.

Why the silence from Gale and Sandys for over a year?

Where are the Environment Agency figures?

And the nonsense of Labour’s “election promise” of opposing night flights that are already banned – and have been in every consultation. And a £25k bung for ChinaGate expansion.

This isn’t any democratic control and scrutiny of a major polluter, this is just blatant fraud and secrecy on the rates.

When will the FOI publication of all council staffing and costs be produced?

Where are the Thor mercury and MOD Fire figures on pollution?

Questions for your councillors and civil servants:

1. When did you know the monitors were removed?
2. How much would be the fines?
3. Why weren’t they replaced for 5 years now?
4. What scrutiny of the airport has happened in the last 12 months ie air and noise monitoring and fines?
5. Why are overflights continuing even now?
6. How many banned overflights and flights will there be each week?
7. What are the pollution levels?
8. Who agreed to try and provide £10M of public funds with KCC and Infratil for a Manston Parkway as late as April this year?
9. What Fire Brigade cover is there after 5pm and at weekends?
10. When the airport closes - along with Pfizer this year and Dreamland still closed - what other actions for jobs have been undertaken by TDC and KCC?
11. What TDC reforms have been undertaken in the last 12 months – where are the FOI costs of staffing levels, salaries, pensions, expenses, benefits etc?
12. Will you support corporate manslaughter charges against Infratil and TDC and KCC for deliberately endangering the public?

There is no consultation on might flights.

It’s just our stale pensioners and shoddy MP’s blustering to cover over the traces.

Silence from Hayton and Harrison the Airport Committee Chairs.

Silence from Moores and Ezekiel on the 0% salary fraud.

Silence from McGonigal on the corruption maths of fake salaries, fines and tax havens and EKO.

Silence from Button and Berry and Sproates on TDC’s monitoring and missing fines.

Silence from Carter and Kerswell on Manston Parkway and monitors and fines.

Gale and Sandys are simply Party hacks who’ll say anything to be re-elected and prove simply irrelevant. Mere Party handraisers at best and Party bagmen at worst.

Silence from Gale on Thor and nonightlfights/nightflights election reversal.

Silence from Sandys on the Security Futures company - her collection of Party cronies and soon-to-be MP’s and Adam Werrity and the successor to Pargav and funders such as Davis, Lewis, Zabludowicz and G3 and donations to Atlantic Bridge. Looks like Party bagmen work for donations rather than a company to me.

What shoddy scum we have on the rates.

They scurry aound now changing their job titles, shtum payments and silence.

Jail for Carter.

Jail for Buchanan.

Extradite the Infratil Directors.

Corporate manslaughter charges and Police statements from our councillors and civil servants.

It’s your children and grand-children that will bear the cost in the future.

And the same old nonsense and Party drivel from Bayford – time for more capable people like Gideon and Worrow to step in and rid us of daft old Bob and publish the TDC FOI costs and Infratil flights and fines and pollution and call in the Police.

A failed council.

Nothing on Margate Town Council.

Nothing on repiared toilets.

Nothing on Viiv.

Nothing on another year without Dreamland.

Nothing on winfdarm electricity and solar power.

No votes in poisoning your own citizens.

No tax for poisoning your own citizens.

Just the same old fools riding the decline down.

It's your children and grandchildren that will bear the cost.

Leukaemia. Corruption. Tax waste. Missed jobs. Ever higher taxes and working hours.

Maybe it should be like this.

It's what you have now.

Time for Change.