Wednesday, 21 December 2011

John Galt speaks



Worth 15 minutes of anyones time. Enjoy

14 comments:

Chris S said...

Doesn't like the EU does he, but then who does.

Anonymous said...

Cameron Clegg @ Miliband love this shite....

A comparison of what you might need to know about bureaucracy within the EU:

Pythagorean theorem: .............................................24 words

Lord's prayer ............................................................66 words

Archimedes' Principle: ..............................................67 words

The 10 Commandments: ........................................179 words

Gettysburg address: ...............................................286 words

US Declaration of Independence : .......................1,300 words

US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: .............7,818words

EU regulations for the sale of cabbage:..............26,911 words

Paris Claims

Dave said...

The Eurocrats must hate O'Leary.

Good video and thanks for posting it. I've also posted it so that my one reader can also watch it.

Every little helps....

Which then begs the question. Tesco and the supermarket chains have developed the technology, sorted the infrastructure, created the supply chain and extended opening hours so anyone can get what they want at any time of the day or night and the cheapest cost- and they still make a huge profit.
SO WHY AREN'T THEY RUNNING THE NHS?

happyuk said...

Entertaining but a bit insulting and inaccurate. He makes a number of assumptions about Belgium and the Belgian people that are simply not true.

When it comes to privatization, the UK was there first, with the Thatcher government of 1979.

But as the guy after his speech said, it it wasn't for Deregulation of the air industry in Europe in 1992, we would still have the monoliths still running the show. There would be no opportunity for David Galts to get his big head on conferences like these.

Ditto European law on the unbundling of local loops, unless everyone really wanted to stick with BT that is.

Im all for robust criticism of the EU's bloated ways, but does not excuse the kind of verbal crap Galt comes out with.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, however funny he is, and he certainly is funny, his company isnt so cheap once all the funny charges are added. I have no complaints about the numerous flights I have been on over the years, but I am scared to book with Ryanair now. I feel that I am risking too much to shave tuppence off a fare. I cannot be bothered flying 100 miles from my destination. I cannot get a space for my carry on bag, cos the lockers are full - unless I dispense with orderly queueing. In the end his model is dehumanising. It brings out the basest instincts in people.

For a few quid more - and often for about the same money - it is possible to fly with a full service airline, to an airport near your destination, at a convenient hour of the day. He has certainly been an innovator, but after all these years he is growing just a little more tiresome. And that 9-95 fare is just the headline fare. It can easily be 10 times that with the various charges.

Still, as a PR stunt he has achieved the publicity he set out to do.

Richard said...

Many here may consider O'Leary n'more than a little Irish leprechaun of the mouthy variety. To me he is a God amongst men. I would force him to be prime minister if it was legal to do so. Seriously, who would you want beside you in a crisis - Clegg/Cameron/Milliband or O'Leary ?

happyuk said...

Sorry I meant O'Leary not Galt.

All the same, O'Leary is not the "innovator" he grandly imagines himself to be, when he struts about on stage, making his big handwavy generalizations, and in some cases, outright untruths and exaggerations.

No. He is not an "innovator" in the technical entrepreneur sense, he's a rag and bone man in charge of an airline.

Anonymous said...

John Galt should shut the fuck up.

riddler said...

So this would be the O'Leary that stumped up 500,000 Euros to support the yes campaign in Ireland?


http://democracymovementblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/oleary-hypocrisy-over-lisbon-harming.html

Anonymous said...

O'Leary = another capitalist maggot.

Anonymous said...

Not the first guy to set up a budget airline. Just the first guy to set one up that is so shit, that you would feel ripped off even if you flew for free.

Reimer said...

"Seriously, who would you want beside you in a crisis - Clegg/Cameron/Milliband or O'Leary ?"

Do you think ANY of these creatures would do anything other than exploit (and likely exacerbate) any crisis for their own ends? Imagine being in a burning building with these specimens - they wouldn't risk a single hair on their head getting singed, but would soon be outside, doing a piece to camera about whatever they propose proposing to deregulate/regulate fire-brigades/regulations/taxes whilst everyone else burned inside.

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

Quite rich really, since RyanAir's business model is so dependent on the EU - almost biting the hand that feeds you. Although as others have said a few hundred thousand Euros goes a long way in a whorehouse.

The Wikipedia article on Ryanair is fairly thorough although the treatment of Ryanair's initial 737-800 order is rather weak - they were supplied at below cost and RyanAir are addicted to that as can witnessed by Airbus coming out and more or less saying they wouldn't sell to O'Leary even if he turned up with the cash.

<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crash-Landing-Christopher-Brown/dp/0717146421>The story of GPA </a>is very pertinent to how RyanAir operates and it looks like a case of a leopard and it's spots - they are utterly up themselves.

All dissembling and dishonest twisting and turning is tiresome and a giant flaw in the business model. I think they could do just as well by treating people well but it isn't part of the their corporate culture.

The cheeky chappy routine has worn thin.

I rather suspect that Boeing are rather tired of O'Leary and his chums - if the 787 works out I rather think they'll take some pleasure in giving RyanAir the finger and throw in a few O'Leary-isms to boot.

Darren said...

"Not the first guy to set up a budget airline. Just the first guy to set one up that is so shit, that you would feel ripped off even if you flew for free."

Cheers for that. A real laugh out loud comment. ;-)

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