ref date:16 Nov 2000 (TRA)
Blairs plans to privatise air traffic control break devolution act
Transport is a matter devolved to the Scottish parliament, that includes air traffic
control as I see no mention of that being a matter 'reserved to westminster' in the act
After we have seen the deaths and mayhem caused by greedy private firms running our railways,
does Blair honestly expect to increase safety or efficiency by putting our lives in the
hands of the private sector when we fly?
How will the government act when FOREIGN tourists die in our airspace as a result of
private company air traffic foulups?
Blair has better look to what has happened with the Concorde crash scenario to see the
monetary , human suffering and other damages, and this wasn't even a private sector
If the Scots are to believe in devolution (the majority now do not) they must see
London keeping its dirty hands out of Scottish affairs in areas they promised too.