Describing Heathrow expansion as "modernisation" is just the latest flavour of BAA spin. In particular, the villagers of Sipson who are facing the demolition of their village might well be feeling quite modern enough. I'm not sure how comforting they're going to find Colin's assertion that BAA will "seek to build strong links with our neighbours, particularly those in Sipson". Perhaps he thinks building "powerful and effective partnerships" with your neighbours means getting them to demolish their own houses?The blog says that the address given in the advert email@example.com is that of BAA chief executive Colin Matthews. I would think that highly unlikely. Surely it's just links to a PR team. But why don't they just say his email is firstname.lastname@example.org? Perhaps because it is...
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Talk to Colin
On the Greenpeace website, Christian's blog has a few laughs at the expense of an advert from Heathrow owner BAA.