Infratil’s Chief Executive Lloyd Morrison died last week aged 54 from leukaemia.
No doubt Messrs Buchanan, Fitzgerald, Clarke, Gunn etc will blame this on seagull droppings or some such nothing to do with an airport rationale.
Clearly any death is sad. Especially leukaemia.
But with Infratil we have not only a pattern of denying the noise and air pollution around their airports – check put their consultation document on Whenuapai airport in New Zealand that dismisses air pollution completely.
Or at Infratil removing the noise and air pollution monitors – and now the scratching around of our councillors and civil servants to cover up their involvement.
It’s too late though isn’t it?
The Toxic Three of Carter, King and Wild remained shtum throughout the airport development process – even as late as last year heading off to Whitehall with Buchanan for more public funds for a fantasy airport and Parkway – to sit alongside the $80M Road to Nowhere, $3M cargo border post, $9M cargo warehouses and $3M car park.
The KCC Cabinet of Murphy, Carillion, Balfour, Beatty and Jacobs must be rubbing their hands with glee and urging Tarmac and JCB and Serco to join in – and easy work for SEEDA, KCC and TDC: only phone call and simply rubber-stamp each others’ decisions.
Meanwhile Buchanan and his cancer crew continue their practice of denying any wrongdoing, a complaints process with the complaints system removed and mere porkies.
Even two more quick and vague consultations amongst themselves of CAA permits for a new airspace pattern and Olympic flights.
Perhaps new jobs await them in the Infratil cancer empire – I doubt many other airlines will be seeking their services. Maybe not. Maybe their skills are exactly what’s required.
Although like Lloyd Morrison the cancer around airports may hasten them onwards.
Dead at 54 from leukaemia. A lesson to every aviation worker.
Few airlines provide the facemasks and gloves and leukaemia testing that they may need.
The Silent Seven of Gale, Sandys, McGonigal, Button, Sproates. Pierce of the Environment Agency and Harrison remain silent on when they knew the monitors were removed – and more importantly what they have done about it.
With the aquifer and Thor they simply remain extra-silent. As do Cancer Bob and now Cancer Clive and toothless KIACC.
Keep shtum, Blame the other rosettes. Keep more shtum. Some payoffs. Quibble on some technicalities. Delay. Bury the bodies. Deny. Drag it through the Courts.
The only question now is who’ll be sending flowers to Mr Morrison casket from Thanet?
And why haven’t Kent Police raided Infratil and made arrests?
Gee whiz talk about an open and shut case. Maybe the Police are too cosy with the Public Sector rather than protecting and serving the public?
And coppers get cancer.
Civil servants get cancer.
Airport Chief Executives get cancer.
As Mayor I will call for arrests not just of Buchanan and Carter but the Infratil operatives – only following orders hasn’t worked since 1945.
Recall of Sandys and Gale as not fit for purpose and Gale to be stripped of his knighthood with a parliamentary enquiry.
Extradition warrants for Infratil from NZ – the first Kiwi Killers brought back in chains.
Recall of the shtum payments for Samuel and White - no payoffs or pensions for poisoning your own citizens.
A CAA cancer fund for shoddy regulation of airports.
A Police enquiry and P45’s and jail sentences for the Silent Seven and Toxic Three.
Cargolux to have its aviation permits refused and an EU inquiry into the regulation of UK airspace.
A whole year lost last year with cancer flights and a lost decade at Manston with the corporate manslaughter crime of removing the monitors since 2006.
From a school and a tower block.
When Manston closes what happens with the clean-up? The clean up of Thor hasn’t gone very well. Nor has the clean-up of the Hoverport. Nor Richboro.
An ever dirtier Manston may well be Lloyd Morrison’s legacy from beyond the grave.
And KCC and TDC and Environment Agency's today.
Time for Change