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Trug Posted on 12/06/2019 14:59
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Esther McVey told LBC that foreign aid has been mis-spent, including on an airport where the runway was built in the wrong direction facing the wind.

Iain Dale: "Where has that happened?"

McVey: "It's in... one of the continents... abroad."
@iaindale | #ForeignAid
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Boro_Bosco Posted on 12/06/2019 15:07

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It was St Helena

Link: Most Useless Airport
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dooderooni Posted on 12/06/2019 15:08

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Sounds like a Scouse Trump.
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Lemmy_Kilmister Posted on 12/06/2019 15:12

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Runway built in the wrong direction facing the wind???

Link: Link
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BlindBoyGrunt1 Posted on 12/06/2019 15:15

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Firstly, the runway wasn't built in the wrong direction "facing the wind." Runways can be used in either direction and anyway, aircraft do take off into the wind because it gives them more lift.

Secondly, because of where this airport is situated it was always an engineering challenge but it has been solved.

She is ill informed.
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clive_road_stamper Posted on 12/06/2019 15:17

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If a runway is facing the the 'wrong' way its obviously facing the right way if you start at the other end.

Besides - you take off and land into wind.

On a serious not this just shows she is a bit lightweight. And not a deep thinker. Even Jeremy would take her apart across the dispatch box.

Would just need someone to dig a bit and she would fall over. James OBrien LBC would have a field day
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Foggysfplandiet3 Posted on 12/06/2019 15:34

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For a horrible moment I thought it said Esther Rantzen for PM. [xx(]
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Lemmy_Kilmister Posted on 12/06/2019 15:43

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"For a horrible moment I thought it said Esther Rantzen for PM"

Gets my vote [:D]
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BlindBoyGrunt1 Posted on 12/06/2019 15:44

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Conservative MP Alan Duncan says on twitter:

"Total rubbish. The runway in question is in St Helena. I was the DFID Minister who built it - completed early, under budget, and despite difficult wind conditions it operates well. It fulfils our legal obligations to a UK overseas territory and so is not "foreign aid"


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FartingGnome Posted on 12/06/2019 15:48

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St Helena is a British Overseas Territory, not a sovereign nation. They rely on us for their infrastructure. Hardly Aid. She really is pigshight thick.
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Abel_Tasman Posted on 12/06/2019 15:55

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The Tories have some particularly lightweight politicians. This morning Boris rolled out his big supporter card in Liz Truss. Never heard a more bland, out of her depth spokesman than Truss. Worryingly part of the Treasury Team she didn't understand what level our tax bands are and John Humphries on the Today Programme had her on toast.
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Badonde Posted on 12/06/2019 16:05

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Vote Quimby
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jam69 Posted on 12/06/2019 16:09

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does wind always blow in the one direction?
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BlindBoyGrunt1 Posted on 12/06/2019 16:23

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If you're an a bike it's always against you.
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Lemmy_Kilmister Posted on 12/06/2019 16:28

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Someone somewhere who is now laughing themselves silly, clearly fed her this story knowing that she'd spout off about it.

She's not pīsswise.
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Foggysfplandiet3 Posted on 12/06/2019 16:31

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Lemmy: She would create a Ministry of Vegetables That Look Like Penises and a Department of Odd Odes.
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FartingGnome Posted on 12/06/2019 17:15
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She's not that bright Foggy. We are talking about McVey ... ?
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CardiffDaffs Posted on 12/06/2019 17:33
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O'Brien has scorched her already on this subject

Link: Unbelievably She Was A Cabinet Minister
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flute_loop Posted on 12/06/2019 17:57

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St Helena is a British territory - not sure this would've come out of the foreign aid budget.
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FartingGnome Posted on 12/06/2019 17:58

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It didn't
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Boromart Posted on 12/06/2019 18:06

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BlindBoyGrunt at last someone with a modicum of intelligence. OF course they use headwind to create lift, it's hillarious that anyone would suppose that you want to take off with the wind behind you.

On top of that this was a British Overseas Territory, these are technically Brits. The same idiots complaining at spending money here are likely the same people who cheered as we spent money defending the Falklands.

Great swathes of the population seem to be as dumb as rocks
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bear66 Posted on 12/06/2019 18:16

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Is she sure it's in one of the continents abroad?
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billyzin Posted on 12/06/2019 18:31

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Thick and horrible in equal measure.
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rayban Posted on 12/06/2019 20:18

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Very attractive. She'd get my vote.
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delgrapos Posted on 12/06/2019 20:44

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Boromart, anyone who knows a bit about physics knows that you need the wind behind you to give you a blow up behind and get you flying and that
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