The Save Manston Airport and the local Labour group were both campaigning in the middle of Ramsgate today, both times I passed SMA they were getting a hard time from people who didn’t want to pay, this may have been a fluke, but did interest me.
I think this one goes something like this.
To cpo the airport in a way that there is any control over its future use as an airport then the money would have to come out of the public purse.
Financing it by KCC and TDC would result in a council tax rise that would trigger a council tax rise referendum.
So this then produces the question, how much of a council tax rise would you be prepared to vote in, in order to save the airport?