Category Archives: Manchester Airport

55% owned by Manchester City Council

Polar Bear Facepalm: 9000 more car-parking spaces for #Manchester Airport

I defy you to make this stuff up.

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£14.5m for a “Clean and Green” #Manchester. Libraries and day care centres and stuff? Not so much

[UPDATE 11th September; there is now an online petition about having a public consultation on this £14.5 million.  You can see (and sign) it here on Manchester City Council’s website.] Yeah, you read that right.  On Wednesday September 11th the … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic deficit, Manchester Airport, Manchester City Council | 10 Comments

Airing views on aviation – Tyndall #Manchester chap and that Monbiot geezer…

Following on from the much-read MCFly report on the Airports Commission’s recent jolly in Manchester, here are links to two worth-reading articles about aviation First up, Michael Traut , who researches on Shipping, Aviation & Climate Change at the Tyndall … Continue reading

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Event Report: Airports Commission talks #climate in #Manchester #redemptionritual

Around sixty rich white university-educated people gathered today in Manchester to discuss aviation’s contribution to global climate change, a crisis that is already harming millions of non-white, non-rich people around the world. At the end of an hour and a … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: #Manchester Airports Group celebrates emissions… #beyondsatire

If you were a satirist, you’d be killing yourself about now…. The 2011-2 Annual Report of Manchester Airports Group clearly thinks a skyfull of aviation emissions is something to celebrate.       Feeling helpless? Well, Steady State Manchester is … Continue reading

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Un-news flash: #Manchester City Council Executive silent on airport #emissions

In perhaps the most unsurprising news since Pope Francis announced he was not in fact Protestant, Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, the Executive of Manchester City Council this morning approved an update on the “Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone.” And it … Continue reading

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#MOSI on down; #Manchester and #climate “reckless disregard for our future for short-term gain” #mcc #acretinfuture

For those of you not lucky enough to buy the Manchester Evening News every day; there’s been a campaign by them about a possible threat to close the Museum of Science and Industry.  Is it pre-next-round-of-cuts brinkmanship?  Is it an … Continue reading

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Very cross post: Of Mervyn King, the Co-op and the City Council’s Airport follies

From Patrick Sudlow’s website My thoughts on the MENs’ Business Week 23rd May In the Manchester Evening News‘ Greater Manchester Business Week 23rd., May, I thought the layout of page 5, ironic.  In the centre of the page, there is an … Continue reading

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Interview with Paul Monaghan, (Co-op CSR head for 18 years, now “uptheethics.com”) #climate #csr

Paul Monaghan (@PaulJMonaghan and uptheethics.com) talks past, present and future with MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson. You were at The Co-operative for 18 years. What are you – and what do you think people at The Co-operative should be – proudest … Continue reading

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#Manchester Evening News: “Win flights to… London” – “Going green as top priority”? #epicfail

Seriously.

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