Gawd, you've gone and drawn me into an exceptionally interesting and informative topic of which I, as a mere interested and occasional participant realise I'm more than over 'my head'( I got the uk disasters right though, Sis was on A&E as a student in Mcr. at the time, she wouldn't fly out in daylight afterwards with that fire training fuselage on display)Bit of a problem there, I don’t need a dictionary to find out the definitions of integrity or common sense and bothering to get some facts before pontificating.
There’s a world of difference between feeding my kids burgers during a time when the providence of said burgers was suspect at best (John Gummer, CJD scandal IIRC) and endorsing a product that was but is now demonstrably no longer suspect.
I will however freely admit that there is an element of self interest here; the ill informed speculation around the safety of this aircraft has considerable potential to harm the commercial viability of my employer. I’m not prepared to let that go unchallenged.
However there are two observations I offer, to your excellent posts....
Firstly, The BSE fiasco;
Having more than a vested interest in the events, and being younger and less cynical,
I dared to ask questions of both the Broadcast Media, and on one occasion a direct and awkward question to the most senior Sir Humphrey at the Min of Ag. in a crowded room of my elders and betters, Sir Richard Packer, he even acknowledged it in his book, (after his Knighthood and Retirement of course)
Only Brig. Birtwhistle was able to give a straight answer, the rest was pure Bullsh# of which the MSM lapped up then put their colour of spin on it, the whole Bse farrago was only reported at about 60% accuracy (probably overgenerous)
No reason to believe owt else is otherwise.
I can only offer a very limited snapshot of several friends and family who regularly commute to their Southern European second homes, these folk are successful Business folk/ Medico's etc.
I've heard more than once they'll look to travel Easy rather than Ryan because
"At least with Airbus, they're built in an 'overregulated' EU rather than the 'Wild West'of the States....(the great majority being Brexiteers too)
They'll take some winning round, twenty quid extra saved to spend on the weeks' p#ss up won't sway their views( although a copy of your explanation would)
I would still no more buy a Burger from anywhere other than Maccy D's , not that I do, than buy a packet of bloody Quorn.