Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Heathrow, Yachtgate, Mandelson, Rothschild, Adonis, Peston ...


Heathrow by Arpingstone.

The Mail, 29 February 2009, has a news story entitled: Mandelson in new 'favours' row: The minister, his PR pal and six meetings before Heathrow go-ahead

The Mail makes a link between 'Yachtgate' and the decision by Lord Mandelson, UK Trade Secretary, to expand London's Heathrow airport.

Airport operator BAA (owned by Spain's Ferrovial) is to get yet another runway at Heathrow, in the South East of the UK.

People in parts of the North and West of the UK feel that they never get things like airport runways.

Rudd

Public relations man Roland Rudd represents airport operator BAA.

Rudd, or his company Finsbury Ltd, "met with ministers at least five times in ten days in the run-up to Labour's unpopular decision to go ahead with plans for a third runway, and once a few months earlier."

Rudd, who is alleged to be worth £50million, "has had a long friendship with Lord Mandelson, who is godfather to his son."

The UK's international airports

Rudd was 'involved' in the 2008 ' Yachtgate' affair, in Corfu. (Mandelson in new 'favours' row.)

Lord Mandelson, George Osborne (Conservative Party) and Nat Rothschild were guests on the yacht of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.

Deripaska is a client of Rudd through Basic Elements, the holding group for his investments.

Nat Rothschild is a client of Rudd.

Allegedly, Osborne revealed what Mandelson thought about Gordon Brown.

Reportedly, Nat Rothschild, on the advice of Rudd, launched a media offensive against Osborne.

The Mail, 28 Feb 2009, shows the links involving Roland Rudd, Lord Adonis the UK Transport Minister, Robert Peston the BBC Business Editor, and Lord Mandelson.

Peter Mandelson's friends: How the twice disgraced peer is once again at the centre of a tangled web of intrigue.

BAA's UK airports


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