Friday, December 21, 2018


In the UK Gatwick Airport has been shut down following repeated incursions by 'industrial' drone aircraft over the airport perimeter.
The incursions have resulted in disruptions to some 760 flights and has affected the travel plans of some 110,000 passengers.   As I write this the airport remains closed and will not reopen until it is safe to do so.    The Army has been called in presumably to help track the drones and/or shoot them down.

Meanwhile the nice Mr Corbyn is facing criticism from within his own party for bottling out on his plan to table a vote of 'No Confidence' on Theresa May's Government.    I guess he was distracted from the task by having to deal with Fiona Onasanya MP (and former Labour Party Whip) who yesterday was found guilty of three counts of perverting the course of justice by lying to to Police.    It is possible she will face jail.    She has been suspended from the Labour Party amid calls for her to resign her seat.

And Putin has called on Americans and Britons to respect the will of the people who voted for President Trump and for Brexit ... I guess he thought he was trying to be helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Updated 1430 NZDT  ... Gatwick remains closed.   2.9m passengers are booked to transit through Gatwick over the Christmas/New Year period.


Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

The Gatwick incident is a sustained attack which will probably result in a ransom request. Pay up in bitcoin and we will go away. There is also the possibility that they will move on to Luton or, god forbid, Heathrow.

There is the worrying thought that this is trial run and the drones are being controlled from a Satellite on a frequency far outside those allocated to normal drones. The police after all this time have not found a line of sight.

Andrei said...

"And Putin has called on Americans and Britons to respect the will of the people who voted for President Trump and for Brexit ..."

You don't think the the will of the people as determined in the ballot box should be respected in a functioning democracy Vet?

And in other news the great American Syrian adventure is coming to an end - mission not accomplished

Noel said...

The Veteran said...

Andrei ... some might argue that having Mr Putin lecture the West on democracy is akin to having 'our' David wax eloquent on the meaning of Christmas.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Thank you Vladdy.....your comments splashed over the UK dailies have ensured a commons defeat for Mother Theresa and a second referendum. Funny how the two earthshaking events, Trump and Brexit, arrived at the same time and it now looks like they will dissolve about the same time. Both had Vladdys fingerprints all over them.

Mattis, the last grown up has left the room.......hope to Christ he took the Nuke codes with him.

I'm glad we sorted out xmas for you Veteran......the decorating of houses, eating to excess, getting rat arsed and feeling benevolent to your fellow man is essentially Pagan. I mentioned the bible (written three hundred years after death) does not give a birth date however astronomers using very clever software have pinpointed the date to mid June given that the three wise men followed a very bright star.

But that is probably bollocks too as all this stuff was inserted by the Holy Roman Church (empire) to pad out the legend.

Anonymous said...

Such bitterness in one so young!
Have a happy Christmas anyway m'lud.


Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Thank you Mick.....