Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Is It The Final Voyage For Peel's Public Money Scam?
There have been further developments surrounding the "Cruise Wars" saga (http://condensedthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/11/public-money-to-pay-for-ports-plan.html & http://condensedthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/03/peels-press-gang-plan.html ). It emerged earlier this week that Southampton's civic leaders have held meetings with ministers & mandarins in Whitehall (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-12880551 ) over Peel's brazen plan to finance a private project with public money. The BBC report notes: "The government is taking a new look at Liverpool's application, which had previously been rejected. "It needs to approve the plan because a £9m EU grant helped pay for its cruise liner terminal, which cost £20m." The "final decision" on this interminable farce will, the report states, be made "within weeks".