Will blame be shifted to the PM?
IT IS not too difficult to stop people whilst they are in the city centre shopping and ask them to sign a petition to save Plymouth airport.
But getting 37,000 people to sit down in their homes and write letters to the Prime Minister asking him to step in and save Plymouth airport is likely to be a different matter.
Letters take time and effort and one has to obtain a stamp and find a post box.
In Tudor Evans' letter to David Cameron he said: "The petition sought the state ownership of Plymouth City Airport which had operated as a commercial airport for many years until its closure in 2011". If the petition sought state ownership of the airport then why didn't Mr Evans just send his letter with the petition to 10 Downing Street?
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The people of Plymouth also have a right to know which administration it was that agreed to a 150-year lease for Sutton Harbour Holdings as stated by Cllr Ted Fry at the council meeting on September 24.
In my view, those people who write letters to a Conservative Prime Minister will, in fact, be asking him to bale out an airport in a Labour-controlled city. Of course, in the event of a refusal Tudor Evans will be able to say, don't blame me blame that Conservative Prime Minister.