Opinion – Jared Kushner’s explanations on Russia reveal a man wholly unsuited to his job | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian reports that Kushner’s statement raises new questions about how Donald Trump could have entrusted someone with so little foreign policy experience with such a powerful international portfolio.

Source: Jared Kushner’s explanations on Russia reveal a man wholly unsuited to his job | US news | The Guardian

Normally, I keep away from politics in the summer months but this story beggers belief.

But the Guardian article concludes with a powerful sting in the tail:

“If the Kushner family has had zero financial dealings with the Russians or Russian banks, and are willing to open up their books to prove it, then maybe Jared Kushner will be able to put all this to rest,” said Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer under George W Bush.

“But until that happens we have to assume there’s a strong likelihood that when a prominent Russian banker goes to see a prominent member of the Trump transition team, finances will have been part of their discussion.”

For me, there are two important imflications. Firstly, Kushner’s naivity shows serious weakness in Trump’s leadership and judgement. Secondly, the greater the likihood of Kushner and Trump Jr going to jail, the sooner Trump will resign.

Thoughts?

 

A new aviation strategy for the UK: call for evidence – GOV.UK

Tails of British Airways Jumbos lined up near ...

Tails of British Airways Jumbos lined up near terminal 5 at Heathrow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-CIVI with special Oneworld livery at London Heathrow Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: none (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport

English: Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s an opportunity to share your views on the future of the UK aviation industry. The official government paper seeks views on the proposed approach for developing a new aviation strategy for the UK.

Source: A new aviation strategy for the UK: call for evidence – GOV.UK

Chris Grayling, the Secretary for State for Transport claims that the governments strategy  will have six objectives. These
are to:
• help the aviation industry work for its
customers
• ensure a safe and secure way to travel
• build a global and connected Britain
• encourage competitive markets
• support growth while tackling
environmental impacts
• develop innovation, technology and skills

If you’ve had difficulties at a British Airport or with a British Airline, like British Airways, now’s your opportunity to share your views as part of the evidence review.

Let me ask some open question to facilitate some debate:

  1. Why do you think that the UK aviation industry is not sufficiently focused on customer satisfaction compared to global peers?
  2. Why does security technology in UK airports lag global competitors?
  3. Do you believe that existing allocation of scheduled routes, with traditional airlines like British Airways, supports effective competition, quality and service improvement?
  4. How do British major airports compare to global competitors?
  5. How do you rate effective innovation at UK airports?
  6. Are you satisfied with staff service quality at UK airports?
  7. Are there greater health risks, in your view, using UK airports and airlines?
  8. Should UK airports reduce outside contractors for critical areas, like security?
  9. What’s your worst experience at a British airport?
  10. What’s your worst experience with British Airways?

Perhaps, we can generate some seperate threads under each question?

Don’t be a wimp and a whinger, get involved, help marshall the evidence, and make change happen!