Whilst walking through town the other day my human dad and I spotted this large poster for Heathrow Airport at a bus stop in Carlisle and it stopped us in our tracks.
The advert claims that if a new runway is built in London the UK economy is given a £100 Billion boost and 120,000 jobs created.
Now politics aside I am really curious who thought putting such a poster up in Carlisle was a good idea. I would imagine that many humans in the north of England don’t really care about what goes on in London and would take a dim view of yet another multi-million pound honeypot project for the south.
Not a day goes by without the newspapers featuring a story about transport projects in the south being of benefit to the northern populous. However, we have heard it all before.
Great for the north ?
Many humans as old as my mum and dad remember the claims made for a tunnel under the channel. You can “get to Europe from Carlisle in a few hours ,” I think was one of them.
Well the reality is neither of them have been through the Tunnel since it officially opened in May 1994. That is over 20 years ago. They also know very few people who have.
It is also worth noting that it can take at best nearly six hours to get to the Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal at a cost of at least £100 per person, if you go by train booked in advance.
Getting to Heathrow is equally as bad and not for the faint hearted. It often involves cars, non-direct trains, flights and long waits for connections making the whole exercise expensive, time-consuming and frustrating. Not the ideal start to a holiday or adventure.
It is this fact that the advertising guru’s and politicians, fail to understand. One good thing worth noting however, is if a new runway is built in London and the new high speed train line (HS2) is installed, more people will be living in the south leaving the green countryside up’t north wide open for us dogs to enjoy.
And to think some humans pay a premium to live in blocks of flats and get stuck in traffic….. They just have not evolved.
Licks and wags until next time