City Spy: Plane speaking Enders makes airport demand

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“Terrible!” he said at the OneWeb satellite constellation launch in Piccadilly. “I just flew into City Airport. Big mistake. This city is a complete mess! Construction sites all over the place.”

Er, sorry about that Tom. Perhaps we need a new runway at Heathrow to ease the congestion — or would you prefer Gatwick? “Both. Expand all of them! Everyone should expand all their airports, and then buy more planes to fly there!”

Hmm. Think you might have an agenda there, Tom.

* Here’s an interesting thought from research director Kathleen Brooks as the Greek debt deal unfolded yesterday: don’t trust anonymous EU “officials”. She noted a brief burst of volatility as one said Greece’s latest  reform package could be the basis for a deal and then two minutes later another unnamed EU  official said terms had been rejected. Sounds like an insider dealer’s paradise. As Brooks put  it, five minutes can be a long time in Brussels…

Glasto’s the answer to a deal of stress

Mergers are notoriously stressful, so property bod John Forrester is certainly “worthy” of a peaceful break — or maybe a weekend of beer-swigging and the sounds of Florence + the Machine (pictured) and Kanye West at Glastonbury.

Property giants Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ announced a $2 billion (£1.3 billion) deal last month, so no doubt headaches aplenty trying to smooth out the day-to-day logistics. Spy wonders whether Forrester, Emea chief executive of the combined business, was mindful of his new colleagues’ watchful eye when he tweeted yesterday: “Lots to do but for a few brief moments must answer the call of Worthy Farm.” Let’s see how quickly he motors through that to-do list on Monday.

Meanwhile, camping gear hawkers were cheery today. Mountain Warehouse said it sold 4000 tents and 9000 rucksacks in the last month as festival-goers piled in. They remembered to check the sunny forecast though — welly sales were decidely damp.

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June 27, 2015 |
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