Alex Massie

Poor people can fly: something must be done

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Highly amusing leader in the Guardian today:

Flying has become a modern middle-class hypocrisy, a source of guilt and pleasure all at the same time. Everyone is confused.

OK, if you say so...

It is easy to preach about the need to restrict air travel but harder to do anything about it.

Er, what need?

Government support for a new third runway at the [Heathrow] airport also suggests that it does not plan to stop people travelling.

For shame! And so on and so on. As I say, the whole thing is a spiffing example of the paper's po-faced, yoghurt-knitting fretting over something that should, naturally, be celebrated: freedom.

[Hat-tip: the Greek Laddie]

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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