People think the Gatwick airport ‘drone’ story was invented by the government to distract from Brexit

Last Updated: December 21, 2018By Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The usual suspect: This witty little piccie was spotted on Twitter.

Be honest: It wouldn’t surprise you one bit if Theresa May was responsible for the drones that brought Gatwick Airport to a standstill this week.

Of course there are some who would blame Jeremy Corbyn (the following is humorous, though) …

… but the empirical evidence suggests it couldn’t have been him. That’s unless you think he would do it to highlight the fact that Labor was right two years ago, of course:

The reaction of government ministers to the airport situation has been risible, to say the least.

If there is a serious side to this, many people are finding it hard to see. For instance:

The reaction of @MontyBestUK demonstrates the danger presented by the Conservative government’s behaviour.

The Tories have failed to retain the confidence of the British public (the confidence of Parliament is another matter entirely), and people are finding it easy to believe they could be behind “scare” stunts that distract the media from Theresa May’s failure over Brexit.

Comedian Mark Steel reinforces the point:

Gatwick itself has returned to normal – more or less, as Mishal Husain reported earlier:

But how long do you think it will be until the Tories decide to ban ordinary UK citizens from owning and using drones?

And if Mrs May hoped this drone incident really would distract us from her Brexit woes, she is mistaken.

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  1. nmac064 December 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    The country desperately needs an honest and competent government. JC4PM – ASAP.

  2. Titan December 22, 2018 at 2:01 am - Reply

    I’d bet some tory whip claims for a couple of RC drones in their expenses as soon as it all blows over

  3. Michael McNulty December 22, 2018 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I’ve thought for a while drone technology will become a problem for western states as they become more authoritarian. It’ll probably start in the US where agencies will shoot down unknown drones of other agencies, such as the US Coast Guard shooting down US Navy drones, or the police shooting down fire department drones etc. In the end they’ll have to regulate even official agency drones which will be adopted elsewhere.

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