Gatwick airport is finally returning to something like normal function, after police arrested two people on suspicion of involvement in this week’s drone flights that have affected the travel plans of well over 100,000 people.
But while the country looks to the government to get control of the issue and prevent a recurrence, those hopes look forlorn.
Earlier this month, First Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss spoke to MPs about the issue of drones flying contraband into prisons – and it was quite something.
Now Ms Truss has something of a history. She has previously spoken of Tory election hopes in towns that weren’t having elections, claimed that the disaster of universal credit was ‘quite exciting‘ and performing so cluelessly in an interview that if she had been a Labour politician it would have been in the news for months.
But even against that backdrop, what she told MPs was jaw-dropping:
The Tories, of course, know all about drones and barking – just listen to them at any Prime Minister’s Questions – just not in any useful sense.
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