Azara Blog: The ruling elite think that the peasants should not be able to fly

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Date published: 2011/04/05

The BBC says:

Cabinet office minister Oliver Letwin has become embroiled in a row over alleged comments he made about not wanting Sheffield families to afford cheap holidays.

Mr Letwin made the alleged comments privately to Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
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It is alleged that during a conversation with Mr Johnson about new airports, Mr Letwin said: "We don't want more people from Sheffield flying away on cheap holidays."

Once again Boris Johnson cannot seem to keep his mouth shut and manages to undermine his own political party. But the views of Letwin are not uncommon. Most Tories and Lib Dems and Greens believe the same thing. Most Tories believe this because they don't think the peasants should be able to spoil Sunday lunch for the propertied classes by flying overhead. And the Lib Dems and Greens believe this because they think the world will be at an end if the peasants are allowed to fly at all (but of course they, the ruling elite, can continue to fly).

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