Slicker met Eddington quite a few times a number of years ago when he was the boss of British Airways. He is a very able and bright man. Just the sort of person who I like to see the Government ask for advice. Private setor experience is so often missing from government policy in the main.
However, from an overview, I see his report is a pedestrain attempt at slow evolution. He agrees with road pricing; bad for drivers. Little investment in railways; bad for commuters and an extension of airport capacity; good for BA and the airlines.
What the UK needs is a radcial transport plan paid for by private and public sectors with a view to completely modernising our victorian infrastructure.
Shame this had to be such a typical response that one could have predicted/written a year ago when he started!