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.

    • 35
      Caesar says:

      That comment is so unfair to wet flannels Boudicca.

    • 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 …….

    • 88
      Albert Hall says:

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

  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. 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
      Moussa Koussa says:

      ….so far

    • 10
      Boycs says:

      You need to get out more lad

    • 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?

      • 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…..

    • 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

      • 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.

  5. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

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

  6. 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!

    • 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.

      • 63
        Soapsuds and bubbles says:

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

        • 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.

  7. 11
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Marie Miller looks like a Southern State Soccer Mom Nutter

  8. 15
    Aphrodite says:

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 89
      Boris says:

      Dunno. It’s all Greek to me.

  9. 17
    Go BoJo Go says:
    • 19
      Dave the Cheese eating surrender monkey says:

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

    • 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

      • 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.

        • 27
          Jimmy says:

          Not sure about the last one.

        • 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.

          • 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

          • 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

          • 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.

          • 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

          • 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.

      • 26
        Koussa fan says:

        You tell ‘em mousie

      • 29
        Durr... says:

        Sea planes may make a comeback though.

        • 39
          Moussa Koussa says:

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

        • 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…

      • 102
        Moussa Kousa says:

        Don’t forget the Midlands airport thats on an estuary

        • 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.

    • 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

      • 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

    • 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?

      • 76
        Jimmy says:

        The airport or Boris?

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • Prescott's chipolata says:

            Channel rail link already exists. Easy to branch.

          • 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.

        • 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.

          • 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)

          • Anonymous says:

            Why are you making rational points on Greedo’s?

            Are you mad?

          • Immaterial if you can get to London in 30 minutes.

  10. 24
    Moussa Koussa says:

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

    • 28
      Henry says:

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

      • 31
        Durr... says:

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

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 50
        Moussa Koussa says:

        Heathrow !!!

      • 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.

        • 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
          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.

          • 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

          • 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.

          • 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?

      • 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

  11. 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

  12. 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 !!!

  13. 43
    Anonymous says:

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

    Really. Please.

  14. 44
    The public says:

    Taxi? He can walk.

  15. 56
    Stephen Byers says:

    Someone call for a taxi?

  16. 59
    Jeremy Hunt's Bell-End says:

    Dong-dong!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 80
    PinStripedChancer says:

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

  20. 93
    horehound says:

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

  21. 112
    VulgarDisplayOfPower says:

    His Most Ironically-Named Excellence, The Lord Adonis.

  22. 113

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