The not-so lesser spotted Airport proposal
The ineffective bench of Medway Conservative MPs is once again silent in the press, as another proposal for an international airport hub on the Peninsula takes off.
Despite the warm-words of Conservatives since 2007 it is now all but clear that the Medway Tories have done nothing to realistically oppose the airport proposal which is now likely to be part of a major consultation exercise by the government.
Peninsula communities are at real risk of having a consultation exercise foisted upon them which could decimate houseprices for residents.
The Labour opposition has consistently warned that lazy Conservatives locally, coupled with the desire to win Parliamentary elections, could lead to the bulldozing of the Peninsula with the support of the London Conservative Party.
House-prices and peoples communities stand on the end of a precipice unless our MPs locally can get a grip on this issue and start to show some backbone. Thus far their record on transport has been utterly lame; we have eye-watering increases in train fares, an increase on the Dartford Toll and an administration in utter denial about the state of Medway roads.
This blog has consistently predicted the slippery slope of the airport from when it was a pie-in-the-sky Island airport idea to getting funding from Arabs, to the Cliffe proposal... all drip drip drip since 2007. A ratchet approach we see with Conservative proposals all the time; never quite dropped, time-limited 'no-plans' and lack of committment.
This article fits utterly with the position that the Conservative Government will propose to bulldoze over an area in the South East before 2015, and this blog predicted probably this year.
Given the number of articles, and the sympathies of George Osborne and Steve Hilton (Cameron's Strategist) our local heritage is now very much at risk.
Will Medway Tories start to ramp up the opposition.
Dont hold your breath; there paymasters in Whitehall have other plans.