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Eruptions don’t happen every day in Europe!

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Lord adonis“This was an unprecedented situation” – Lord Adonis, Transport Secretary.

Just been listening to Radio 5 Live after walking back from school to hear Lord Adonis, the Transport Secretary, being wheeled out by Gordon to “big up” the news story about how Labour has done everything that it possibly can to help those stranded abroad after the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Many of the travellers, of course, had different thoughts.

Having defended the government’s case in front of Paxo last night, they’d even wheeled out Dame Deirdre Hutton, of the Civil Aviation Authority to say that it was a “situation without precedent”.

Oh really? (This was Mt. Etna in 2001)

Adonis repeated this ridiculous statement this morning to Nicky Campbell saying that volcanic eruptions don’t happen every day in Europe, and “that this was an unprecedented situation”.

Of course there is plenty of known precedent of politicians talking a load of old cock!

Meanwhile South Shields MP and Foreign Secretary David Miliband was suggesting yesterday that those thousands of people stranded abroad, running out of cash, living hand to mouth, should reply upon “that Great British spirit” to get them through, and incredibly advised then that they ought to enforce their rights on airlines!(A sure sign of someone cosseted by the comforts of the job).

One might have hoped that our government could at least do that bit for them.

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Written by curly

April 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

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