I have just got around to reading the local blogs and it is evident that both Simon Moores, at http://birchington.blogspot.com/2012/03/man-with-plan.html and Tony Flaig, at http://bignewsmargate.blogspot.com/2012/03/well-done-clive-labours-manston-policy.html both blame Infratil pulling out of Manston on the 100 day Thanet District Council Labour administration.
In a roundabout way I wonder if there is any truth in this or if either Simon or Tony believe what they wrote, I guess in both cases there is apolitical motive, but I am a bit uncertain just what that motive is.
People obviously see what they want to see, and I suppose one can influence it a bit as in the doodle above, but you can only stretch credulity so far and the people start to react adversely.
I mean things look different depending on how you look at them, try and count the people in the doodle above and you will see what I mean, so do they have a point? Would the executives at Infratil be able to tell the difference between a conservative administration in a local council and a Labour one, would they even know it had changed? Would they be aware of some change of tactics? What would they see looking at Thanet over the last 100 days apart from the best part of £1m in losses?
I guess I may ramble on here, may draw something else.