THE RAF has announced that the Red Arrows, above, will not be performing a full whizzing- about display at the Farnborough International Air Show next month because of: “The large number of buildings, businesses and major transport links sitting beneath the planned flight display area.”
I’m sorry. What?
the Red Arrows simply can’t afford to do their thing any more
Farnborough hasn’t moved since last year, has it? Or expanded dramatically? So why was it all right to perform then, but not now?
The real reason, of course, is that after the terrible air show accident last year, in which 11 people were killed, skyrocketing insurance premiums mean the Red Arrows simply can’t afford to do their thing any more.
This is one thing that perhaps we can do when we are out of the EU. Get to grips with the business of risk assessment.
Because if we don’t, the time will come when children won’t be allowed to use swings and you’ll have to wear a high- visibility vest before you can go to the lavatory.