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Manston's Taiwanese Hope

A delegation of Taiwanese investors should have visited Manston airport this afternoon thanks to the Lib-Dems.

According to the Thanet Gazette envoys from the Taipei Representative Office in the UK have been invited to the airport today by Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Thanet North George Cunningham.

Cunningham (Thanet North) along with Russ Timpson (Lib-dem PPC for Thanet South) have been adiment that not only can Manston be saved that it can be run profitably. An opinion that, we understand, the Thanet and East Kent Chamber of Commerce agrees with.

Also according to the Thanet Gazette the Taiwanese investors will be met by Liberal Democrat PPC for South Thanet Russ Timpson, the chief executive of Thanet and East Kent Chamber David Foley and managers of the airport.

One of the challenges that Lib-Dem Timpson idenitified as vital for Manston was that of maintaining and renewing the airports unique collection of licenses which would make it such a viable business prospect. The closure, of course, threatens that.

Fortunatly for Manston the aviation minister, Robert Goodwill, has (according to Business for Kent) waded into the fight for Manston telling the House of Commons that the department of transport is more than happy to help with any Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) licensing issues relating to the Airport.

With a compulsory purchase order decision possibly being delivered inside of a month this is a good time to be considering investing even if the current owner is trying to asset strip the airport.

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This Normal comment was left by Gollum [score: 0]:

Fantastic news. George Cunningham and Russ Timpson (wannabe MP and sidekick) are adamant that Manston can be saved and can be run profitably. Wouldn't it be nice if these two highly qualified experts from the aviation industry could explain how they would do this, when so many before them have tried and failed? After all, it wouldn't do their electoral chances any good if people thought they were just jumping on the bandwagon along with all of the other third rate politicians we have in East Kent. On the other hand, since all of the other politicians are spouting b*llsh*t in their desperation to be seen as the airport's best friend, why not join in?
17/07/2014 22:37:12

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This Normal comment was left by Matt B [score: 0]:

I'm sure many people said that about breaking the sound barrier or heavier than air powered flight but people kept trying and success was the result. Just because others have failed does not mean that something is impossible.
22/07/2014 09:30:25
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