if you hover your mouse over the video and right click and then left click on run this plugin it may work, if you are prompted to install Silverlight you will need to do this to watch the video.
Ok some thoughts on the video and it’s content.As far as I can see parliament has decided to go with a Microsoft video player that is difficult to use on non windows devices.
News coverage of the event.
The whole transcript will be available on the parliament website in a few days time.
And boringly enough my own views.
I think the most important thing to remember here is that the select committee can’t do anything much to change the situation over Manston airport.
They can’t for instance make TDC reengage in the cpo, so anything you hear in the video doesn’t change the situation and there really is very little chance of anything in the way of a change of direction on UK airports until well after the May elections.
I guess what leaves me a bit unconvinced is that the Manston Airport site has considerable environmental constraints, particularly relating to water and air pollution, which restrict commercial and industrial development there.These constraints would probably make it difficult to have a significant airfreight hub there and would also probably make it difficult to have a significant industrial park there.