The proposed multi-billion-pound military academy PFI to be run by arms dealers, war profiteers and caterers could pull in hundreds of thousands of protesters. Yes, a rush of US crooks and mercenaries. And all those trainees from the not so democratic Saudi Arabia?
“In the time of universal deceit,” wrote George Orwell, “telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
John Smith says it is vital the Welsh Assembly Government made a quick decision on a new access road to Cardiff International Airport. He said: “Both the airport and the academy are jewels in the Welsh economy and they need an improved road transport system.”
Just what we need if we are to have sustainable development - a airport and more roads? And what about those 100 foot towers with radar on, won't that interfere with the air traffic control systems?
Politicians at war over St Athan defence training academy South Wales Echo
See also Officers mess From Private Eye no 1230 20 Feb 2009
So desperate is the government to cling to its £12bn PFI scheme to privatise defence training, involving the construction of a huge new "defence academy" in South Wales, it has happily replaced the building company with ...a caterer!