24 April 2012

Selling our soul?

So the ownership of Edinburgh Airport has passed from BAA (owned by Ferrovial of Spain) to Global Infrastructure Partners, an investment fund founded by Credit Suisse (of Zurich) and General Electric (of the USA).

Does this matter?  Will it affect the airport passenger?  Probably not.  But I can't help feeling that a piece of public infrastructure such as an airport should not be passed around the hands of anonymous multinational financiers as if it were a bar of chocolate.  Maybe I'm just old-fashioned ...


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