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Roger Lindley, Publisher & Editor, Contractors World MagazinesEditorial Comment

The country's going crazy!

It was only at the end of March 2012 that I fully realized the power of politicians to activate the 'mob culture'. Whether it was a coded message or not, it certainly did the job. I think the coded key word was 'jerry can'.

It only had to be mentioned once to ensure that service station forecourts became jammed with cars, and home garages stocked with jerry cans of petrol - which could negate any insurance on the property by loss through fire.

Unfortunately for the average motorist, the Government has mislaid the code word to stop the feral run as motorists burn up expensive fuel in a desperate search for an ever more precious fuel. What a pay day for the Government in extra taxes. Not only has it generated much needed revenues, it certainly brought an abrupt halt to debate on other contentious issues.

Diversionary tactics

Of course, it could be a clever political manoeuvre to shift attention to a potential fuel crisis away from a serious power crisis as two backers for nuclear power station projects have pulled out leaving the Government plans in tatters.

Little mention has been made of how this affects long term power planning or the impact on the construction industry, anticipating the significant potential for work.

It is also interesting to see that, while people are not looking, people with a vested interest in developing Heathrow as London's primary airport have once again poked their heads above the parapet and demanded a third runway.

Does it really take a fully loaded 747 or larger airline to crash with serious loss of life on central London? If that was to happen, Heathrow would be virtually closed down overnight.

Invest pension funds

The large pension fund managers have the funds and the power to make changes. In Canada and other countries, it is common for pension funds to own and manage businesses. Imagine the potential for 'pension annuities protection' if the funds were not only used to enable development and building of the Thames Estuary Airport, but to also own it, thereby guaranteeing a constant income for the future.

Providing airlines with more landing and take off slots, 24 hour operation and lower landing fees would soon encourage major airlines to transfer. Where would such a move leave those with a shortsighted vested interest in developing Heathrow? Well, there is an apt commercial that comes to mind. "They should have gone to SpecSavers'.

 

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