September 4th, 2012

Adonis Condemns “All Change” at Transport
Was Third Transport Secretary in 8 Months Under Brown

Lord Adonis has been harping on at the BBC this afternoon, accusing the government of “constant chop and change” at the Department of Transport after appointing their third SoS in three years.

That’s the same Andrew Adonis that was the third Transport Secretary in eight months under Gordon Brown, indeed Labour had a grand total of seven Transport Secretaries in thirteen years. Get that man a taxi…


113 Comments

  1. 1
    Durr... says:

    And Gove wants to be PM. God helps us all.

  2. 2
    Boudicca says:

    Scrawny little twerp with the intelligence and personality of a wet flannel.

  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    Labour hypocrisy!

    Meanwhile Labour are not one when it comes to “plain packaging” it seems > http://kebabtime.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/smoking.html

  4. 4
    Lord Wayne of The Bank that likes to say fuck you says:

    egg head

  5. 5
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Not sure of your point here Guido

    “”indeed Labour had a grand total of seven Transport Secretaries in thirteen years””

    errrrr So that is one every 22 months, as opposed to Daves one every 8 months.

  6. 6
    Moussa Koussa says:

    ….so far

  7. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

    80,000 people cheered me last night for leaving a golden legacy

  8. 8
    YorkshireLad says:

    There have been about 25 holders of this poisoned chalice in the last 30 years. It show what commitment successive governments have to this position!

  9. 9
    Ah Diddums says:

    He’s upset because his vanity choo choo line may be scrapped.

  10. 10
    Boycs says:

    You need to get out more lad

  11. 11
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Marie Miller looks like a Southern State Soccer Mom Nutter

  12. 12
    Selohesra says:

    A Brown legacy – one that will not flush away

  13. 13
    Giddy Gideon the number cruncher says:

    80,000 people BOOED me last night for not taxing them more

  14. 14
    Terrible But True says:

    Nice selective editting.. in this case… out… of…

    ‘the same Andrew Adonis that was the third Transport Secretary in eight months under Gordon Brown’

    Speaking of those who control the pre-pro invites, edit & broadcast transmitters, one presumes the questions-asking, power to account-holding market rate talents at the BBC professionally challenged the near inevitable harping rounds from the Opposition on factual grounds?

    Or was it more of a PR, ‘here’s the mic, have fun’ gig, like usual?

  15. 15
    Aphrodite says:

    How the hell did this creepy man get the name Adonis.

  16. 16
    Moussa Koussa says:

    ……Oh sorry she is. The new Equalities Minister Maria Miller voted to stop abortion providers from counselling women last year

  17. 17
    Go BoJo Go says:

  18. 18
    Koussa fan says:

    *sighs* So perceptive Moussa.

  19. 19
    Dave the Cheese eating surrender monkey says:

    This is what happens when you have a mouse as PM.

  20. 20
    Timmy Tour says:

    Whatever legacy you left, there was no gold remaining to be part of it

  21. 21
    Moussa Koussa says:

    You nutters live in a fantasy world when it comes to Bonkers Boris.

    Thames Estuary Airport is a 100% none starter.

    The NY Hudson plane ditch put paid to any Estuary airport

  22. 22
    Itsa Resignation matter says:

  23. 23
    Koussa fan says:

    Makes a change from the rat. Where’s Larry.

  24. 24
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Third runway at Heathrow is a great idea, but as ever you have managed to f*uck it up.

  25. 25
    Splish Splash Crash says:

    Moose old boy,

    Better to land on water than into a housing eatate, a school, a hospital a packed football stadium, the shard or Diane Abbott.

  26. 26
    Koussa fan says:

    You tell ‘em mousie

  27. 27
    Jimmy says:

    Not sure about the last one.

  28. 28
    Henry says:

    They should have an underground runway that slopes up to ground level at either end.

  29. 29
    Durr... says:

    Sea planes may make a comeback though.

  30. 30
    Moussa Koussa says:

    When can we expect another 2 minute TV monologue from Hague regarding the situation in Syria.

    Tough job at the FCO

  31. 31
    Durr... says:

    Great idea. And big bits of string to pull them along and into the air.

  32. 32
    Gordon Brown says:

    The economy was growing when I decided to retire from Politics in 2010.

  33. 33
    Durr... says:

    Supported by the Warsi. She’ll spike things up a bit (in Syria).

  34. 34
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrr that makes no sense Splish. By your logic there should be no airports at all. Hudson plane downed by bird strike. Estuaries are full of em, thats where they live. It is one of the prime reasons why airports are Not on estuaries.

  35. 35
    Steve Miliband says:

    Where do you propose the runway should go?

    How about a set of traffic lights on the M4. Stop the cars its the fucking 747’s turn on the tarmac.

  36. 36
    Caesar says:

    That comment is so unfair to wet flannels Boudicca.

  37. 37
    Moussa Koussa says:

    …and the fact that it would cost a fortune, and take 30 years to build. One good point, if there was a Thames Airport, it couldnt be named Boris island, because he would likely to be long dead

  38. 38
    Louise Mensch says:

    Well here we have it,the City has given the thumbs down to Cameron’s “shuffle”

    FTSE down almost 100 points as I blog.

    He ! He ! He ! He ! He !

    It’s nearly all over,Dave !!!

  39. 39
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Is there anything that Boris doesn’t name after himself. When can we expect London to be renamed Borisdon

  40. 40
    Scott Tracy says:

    I like your thinking fella.

    I’ll have a word with Brains. If we get the mole working on it, should be done by Christmas.

  41. 41
    Engineer says:

    So was the deficit….

  42. 42
    Nick Clegg says:

    I have been in touch with the team that did Tracy Island and they insist this is entirely plausible.

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Adonis is a Tory boy. Please take him back where he belongs.

    Really. Please.

  44. 44
    The public says:

    Taxi? He can walk.

  45. 45
    Steve Miliband says:

    It’s a reaction to Construction activity contraction

  46. 46
    Engineer says:

    On the contrary. It shows that successive Ministers of Transport have been very good at travelling; well, they were good at departing, anyway.

  47. 47
    Big Momma says:

    Sigh! Every time I listen to Adonis I wonder why abortion is not obligatory for such people. He and Bercow should be stranded on a desert island until only one is left.

  48. 48
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Have you emigrated yet. I can give you a lift to the airport

  49. 49
    The Telegraph says:

    Boris Island airport ‘almost as quick to build as third Heathrow runway’

    A new airport in the Thames estuary could be built within 14 years, only two years longer than would be needed to build a third runway at Heathrow, according to new research.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/9515341/Boris-Island-airport-almost-as-quick-to-build-as-third-Heathrow-runway.html

  50. 50
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Heathrow !!!

  51. 51
    Pundit too too says:

    But it is already called Londonistan

  52. 52
    Money money money says:

    Yeah, like the Hang Sang and the DAX dropped because Baroness Warsi wasn’t fired fired enough.

  53. 53
    Wrong again says:

    !4 years Mosse old boy, 14 years. Just two years more than it would take to build a third runway at Heathrow,

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/9515341/Boris-Island-airport-almost-as-quick-to-build-as-third-Heathrow-runway.html

  54. 54
    Engineer says:

    By the time his progeny reach maturity, the city’s predominant DNA would probably make ‘Borisdon’ a very appropriate name.

    Just shows that the guy can run one of the world’s premier cities and still have some – er – time off.

  55. 55

    It is emblematic of the normal leftie self-regard that takes the place of confidence based upon measurable achievement.

    To them, to have been appointed to a ministerial post is the end objective. To a good minister, it should be the beginning.

  56. 56
    Stephen Byers says:

    Someone call for a taxi?

  57. 57
    alexsandr says:

    why do we care what this unelected nobody thinks anyway?

  58. 58

    I have always thought you had redeeming features, Jimmy.

  59. 59
    Jeremy Hunt's Bell-End says:

    Dong-dong!

  60. 60
    Moussa Koussa says:

    The 3rd runway would not be parallel to the current landing strips , it would be across or diagonally across the existing. Some land would be required, but not much. I think you will find that this is correct.

  61. 61

    Agree, Engineer.

    We should rejoice at how much he has put in on London’s behalf…

  62. 62
    Soapsuds and bubbles says:

    Desperate female talking head on BBC World news tonight trying (unsuccessfully) to put words into the mouth of her interviewee guest on the eve of the Dem’s convention about how brilliant Omaha has been over the past four year. Bloke said he hadn’t noticed much change – except for a larger debt than existed when Omaha was elected.

    Let’s change the subject…..

  63. 63
    Soapsuds and bubbles says:

    Railroading their policies through? As I recall only Beeching did that with his infamous axe.

  64. 64
    Boris's Flannel says:

    I am the Flannel my Boss uses exclusively for his private bits and i resent the imputation that all Flannels are stupid. Some of us have a smidgen of greatness about them …….

  65. 65
    SP4BS says:

    So perhaps you aren’t Jonty after all.

    Otherwise you might have noticed that Liverpool airport is pretty much “on an estuary”. Admittedly there are no sensible birds living in that estuary.

  66. 66
    Boris's Flannel says:

    On the floor in the hall?

  67. 67
    There is a third runway says:

    There is suorisingly enough romm between the Northern runway and the M4 to fit another runway in, But scroll a Tad North and you come to a third Runway, it’s called RAF Northolt and it’s where Dave, Hague and the Queen fly from. Thy could even fit twu Eads West runways on that airfield or leave as is and call it Heathrow domestic Airport.

    http://goo.gl/maps/s5ZsE

  68. 68
    SP4BS says:

    Boris Island seems rather expensive.

    How much public money would have to be put into public transport and roads to make the damn thing useful?

  69. 69
    Boris's Flannel says:

    Unless we give the contract to a Chinese company when it will be built by the next election ……or do i mean erection

  70. 70
    SP4BS says:

    That wouldnt really work. you couldnt really land planes at the same time on all three. the timing for landing/taking off would be very complicated, and pretty useless.

    Try google. it would be parallel.

  71. 71
    BA117 Heavy says:

    God you’re a fucking idiot!

    The proposed third runway WOULD run parallel to the existing runways. It would be build north of Harmondsword.

    What would be the goddammed point of building diagonally to instersect the other runways. Do you think they’d install traffic lights to control the interections or somthing?

    Intersecting runways do exist but they limit the availability of both runways and do not increase takeoff or landing volumes.

  72. 72
    Mr Aloysius Bean says:

    The BBC clearly does. All Lefties are on speed dial. And facts never get in the way of a good Tory bashing.

  73. 73
    annette curton says:

    Anybody that chooses the title for himself of Lord Adonis – a handsome young man – (he is 49 and ugly) has got serious vanity issues, Lord Narcissus would be more accurate.

  74. 74
    BA117 Heavy says:

    …north of Harmondsworth like this…

  75. 75
    Deep Froat says:

    Lord Adonis? Would that be the same Lord Adonis that gave our Dartford crossing concession to some shyster outfit so that they could continue to gouge us motorists? All in the name of the great gaia con?
    Utter Wanker if it is the same limp dick.

  76. 76
    Jimmy says:

    The airport or Boris?

  77. 77
    What's Left? says:

    Talking to yourself again, Mr Koussa…..I do hope your Labour masters check your comments before your next post…..just SPad off will you…..

  78. 78
    Weird Science says:

    It looks like self reviewing isn’t just limited to books…..

  79. 79
    Some Estuary Airports says:

    Then there’s Edinburgh Airport on the Firth of Forth

    RAF Leuchars bang slap on the river Eden Estuary

    Inverness airport, RAF Kinloss and RAF Lossiemoth on the Moray Firth

    Prestwick Airport at Ayre bay

    RMB Chivenor on the Taw Estuary

    There are probably loads more but those are thre ones that first come to mind.

    As usyal Noose you are taking bullshit old boy

  80. 80
    PinStripedChancer says:

    Heathrow? It’s Dave v Boris time. It begins…

  81. 81

    It could accommodate as many runways as London is ever likely to need. Once built, the utilisation of Heathrow and Gatwick, neither very well connected, could be reduced. This would mean less flights over congested areas, and less waiting to land time. Travel time to London and train terminals would be much quicker. Seems a win-win.

  82. 82
    SP4BS says:

    Some of those don’t have the big mudflats and the sort of wetlands that have loads of large birds in them. (and neither perhaps would borisisland)

    The place where they fix and test eurofighters (and piddle about with nimrods) does though.

  83. 83
    Knob jockey says:

    “Lord Fuckwit” better still.

    Or possibly “Lord Uglycun*t”

  84. 84
    SP4BS says:

    I don’t get this at all.

    On the specific point of rail and road links, boris island has neither, all would have to built from scratch, and its a better bet than Gatwick and heathrow. Which could have superb rail links if you threw shed loads of money at the problem.

    I don’t get why its possible to shove all that taxpayers money into connecting a new airport, when that has never happened for the old airports.

  85. 85
    bergen says:

    One problem with Boris island is that it is on diagonally the wrong quadrent of London if is to be the “national” airport.The rest of the country approaches London generally from the North or West. An airport south east of London is the least accessible choice.

  86. 86
    annette curton says:

    I was continuing the classical theme, but your suggestions are not without merit.

  87. 87
    Senior Civil Servant (DfT) says:

    It matters not one jot who the Transport Minister is.

    We run the trains, we choose the train companies, we decide where the airports are going to be built, we decide on the runways, we spend the money.

  88. 88
    Albert Hall says:

    Is he the bloke that gave special instructions as to coffee in the mornings?

  89. 89
    Boris says:

    Dunno. It’s all Greek to me.

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    But it wouldn’t have been for long.

    Twat

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Wouldn’t like to meet that on a dark night.

  92. 92
    ex BOAC Captain says:

    I used to know someone who was a pilot on one of those Princess flying boats that used to run to Australia, or was it South America, in the 1950s. A bit of a character. Still wore a watch on each wrist 20 years after he moved to a land job for some highly obscure reason…

  93. 93
    horehound says:

    Wonder if Adonis would have taken job if offered, as was rumoured after last election

  94. 94
    Fish says:

    77 miles from Heathrow, that’s how far Boris Island would be – too far out for the UK’s only hub. They could call it Amersterdam West, though.

    I say build a new Airport somewhere along the HS2 route, north of Aylesbury where approaches and departure would only be over sheep (and possibly Chequers – same thing).

    Or better still on Cheryl Gillan’s pad in Amersham (if she’s not flogged it yet)

  95. 95
    Soviet General says:

    I have some nice old reconditioned missile silos that could do that.

  96. 96
    Annie B. says:

    Heathcliffe!

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    Why are you making rational points on Greedo’s?

    Are you mad?

  98. 98
    Anonymous says:

    thanks for sharing

  99. 99
    Loadsa room says:

    Jus North of the main drag that has all the hotels there’s not much housing anyway. Almost as if the planners were planning for the third runway.l

  100. 100
    Moussa is a twat says:

    You really are a total leftie fuckwit Moussa

    whats 3 into 8 you fucking dipstick. The complaint was chop and change and over a short period Labour was by far the winner with 3 in 8 months

    get the point now you fucking dumb shit

    twat

  101. 101
    Fish says:

    There’s plenty of room for a full length runway between the main runway and the A4, need to relocate the car parks though.

    And you could build a fourth runway on the south side of the airport if, as planned they knock Terminal 4 down. Might have to shift the A30 and Bedfont Football Club…but that’s only used by striking BA staff for meetings and intimidation sessions.

    Problem solved, simples.

    And if they trained airline pilots to the standard of those Red Arrows Johnnies, they could build another one and fly into Heathrow 5 abreast.

  102. 102
    Moussa Kousa says:

    Don’t forget the Midlands airport thats on an estuary

  103. 103
    Fish says:

    It’d be a long way to taxi from Terminal 5

  104. 104
    Kates Bush in Wuthering shites says:

    Is it me ?

  105. 105
    Prescott's chipolata says:

    Channel rail link already exists. Easy to branch.

  106. 106

    The only way to get from Heathrow to central London in less than an hour is by helicopter. Piccadilly line, taxi, bus just don’t cut it. Train link from Boris Island could be 30 minutes or less – non-stop.

  107. 107

    Immaterial if you can get to London in 30 minutes.

  108. 108
    BA117 Heavy says:

    @Fish

    Indeed they could build TWO many additional runways, but the increased traffic could NOT be handled safely or effectively.

    For a start, the airspace management would become even more of a nightmare than it already is. ATCs would be even more stressed than they already are.

    The service and transport infrastructure just couldn’t cope with it either. They’d need to widen the M4 AND quadrouple-track the new high-speed rail link out of Paddington (and extend/double the platforms), to accommodate the increased volume of passengers and freight.

    Why do people never think the implications through?

  109. 109
    BA117 Heavy says:

    My grandfather used to fly C-Class flying boats out to Durban during WW2 for Imperial.

    Don’t remember him saying anything about wearing two watches.

  110. 110
    Nudge says:

    GidDepartment of Transport after appointing their third SoS in three years.

    Guido says that “Andrew Adonis … was the third Transport Secretary in eight months under Gordon” which is correct.

    But he then says that Cameron appointed the third SoS in 3years. That is strictly true but misleading because it is also true that Patrick McLoughlin is the 3rd SoS in THIRTEEN months. Not much different from Labour under Brown.

  111. 111
    LadywoodLayabout says:

    Eh which one would that be? Midlands – the clue is in the name. Estuaries tend to be coastlands. You aren’t thinking of Liverpool (Speke) are you? That ain’t Midlands its badlands.

  112. 112
    VulgarDisplayOfPower says:

    His Most Ironically-Named Excellence, The Lord Adonis.

  113. 113

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