Will we ever know the truth as to who said what and why Manston has become the target of so much mystery. I have said before Stagecoach Ann Gloags accounting principles over this whole issue are to my mind dubious, to buy a company you are already involved with to write off their debts against your tax seems dodgy but then I have no faith in HMRC seem to cosy up to those who don't pay and use heavy boy tactics closing down Thanet Press putting dozens of employees on the dole at far greater cost than the tax owed. But then I am only a tax payer not a tax collector. Evidently the fire engines and the Radar are being or have been sold off and any removable assets will be got rid of before the runway is cold. This is callus asset stripping by a ruthless orginisation who has made their millions out of the government with grants to do so handed out by politicians who have no experience of a days work in their lives but run the country with cavalier abandon dishing out grants to pals left right and centre. I feel failed by National and Local Governance but what can be done? A CPO will mean we buy the land back then the radar and then the fire engines etc before anything is done about flying from Manston again. If I had my way I would put a preservation listing on the airport so it could never be built upon that to me would give just deserts to those greedy individuals trying to sell Thanet out under our feet.