21st April 2010, 19:40
A Royal Navy ship carrying 730 British military personnel and tourists stranded due to the volcanic ash cloud arrives in Portsmouth.
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21st April 2010, 22:09
Whilst I'm not bothered about the RN going to the rescue of stranded troops and "vulnerable" tourists, I have to wonder how Boris Johnson's Mum and Dad got themselves into the "vulnerable" class. Could be yet another booboo that Boris.
21st April 2010, 22:28
You can't get much more vulnerable than this........
Stanley Patrick Johnson (born 18 August 1940 in Penzance, Cornwall) is a British politician and author, and a noted expert on environmental and population issues. He was a Conservative MEP for Wight & Hampshire East from 1979 to 1984 and is former employee of the World Bank and the European Commission.
He was retuning from a trip to the Galapagos......
Yesterday a young Royal Marines officer faced a crowd of people on the dockside in Santander explaining how only the most vulnerable people could be allowed onboard........the remainder would have to "move on"..... just as well they didn't know about Galapagos Stan.