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Barry Walton

Barry Walton

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  • Comment on: Comment | How to begin digging ourselves out of a very deep hole

    Barry Walton's comment 25 June, 2016 9:09 am

    Stewart Marshall's observation is reasonable but has nothing in particular to do with being in or out of the EU. There is a general impression that we do not have sufficient housing for the current and projected population nor (and you just have to travel to see that this is true) do we have adequate infrastructure to support growth and wealth creation. The cases for investment seem to be economically sound and the EU issue is fog in this context. Why not ask Messrs Dyson and Bamford how the work can be kept on track? They both expressed the view that we should be better off out and will both be worse of if Britain stalls. As to Mark Hansford's point that we should not appear to be divided this dodges the fundamental that we are divided and, I suspect, the Engineering industries were no more homogeneous than the rest of society. We ignore that reality at our peril.
    Barry Walton (F Rtd)

  • Comment on: Airport security 'putting people off public transport'

    Barry Walton's comment 23 November, 2015 12:04 pm

    I have flown 18 times this year from and to Heathrow, Stanstead, Gatwick and Bristol and from Antigua, St Vincent and Male. Your headline problem, security delay is, on that experience, wildly overstated. Security checks are part of the process and the uncertainty of having to keep on or take of my shoes might cost half a minute. Preparing for tackling the M3 permanent building site/permissive path (it is no longer appropriate to classify it as a motorway) means leaving home in Wiltshire an hour before we otherwise would if we are heading east. Connecting with Bath airport has remained consistent for years and remains abysmal from Westbury.

  • Comment on: Video | Drones build rope bridge

    Barry Walton's comment 25 September, 2015 12:52 pm

    Shades of the Americans designing a no gravity ball point pen for their space programme while the Russians took pencils. You can cast a weighted throwing line 8 metres with ease.

  • Comment on: HS2 China links 'could damage UK industry'

    Barry Walton's comment 25 September, 2015 12:47 pm

    Even though you will have to fly though Paris to get here?

  • Comment on: Drought-hit California turns to innovative shade balls solution

    Barry Walton's comment 14 August, 2015 7:18 am

    And protecting a surface water reservoir from rain? Whatever next?
    As reported in the Economist last week, according to the US Geological Survey Californians use 181 (US) gallons per head per day. That is what needs blackballed.

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