Lots of deals, but no satellite launches: Cornwall Council ponders the meaning of “commercial” as time runs out for Virgin Orbit

Posted By on 30th September 2019

By Julia Penhaligon It looks as if Cornwall councillors will after all be asked to invest £12 million in the proposed Newquay spaceport before Richard Branson has demonstrated his ability…


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  1. Having read the above article, it is clear that the spendthrift incompetence of our County Councillors backed up (or should that be led?) by the “Officers” of Cornwall Council will vote in favour of throwing £12,000,000 of our money into this black hole (pun intended). Would they do this with their own money, one asks. Could any of them actually visualise this vast sum; doubtless, to their minds, infinitely small sum.

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