Whilst the Nameless One pretty much nails all of the ill-informed, totalitarian bullshit that they spout in this Grauniad interview, I would like to pick up one small point.
"I fully appreciate that at the moment, for an ordinary person making choices on their personal circumstances, which is exactly what you would expect people to do, flying from London to Edinburgh makes sense, because of gross distortions in the travel market," Murray says.
Murray is, of course, entirely right: there are gross distortions in the travel market. However, I suspect that Murray would not appreciate anyone looking too hard at those distortions. One assumes that Murray would not stop people travelling from London to Edinburgh and so, presumably, he would prefer that they take some other mode of transport; given that he is a eco-loon, I will assume that Murray would prefer that people used trains rather than cars.
Which presents us with a problem.
Because, you see, the single biggest distortion in the travel market is the massive fucking subsidy given to the railways; Network Rail derives a substantial portion of its income from the state, and all of the train operating companies rake in tens of millions of pounds in subsidies.
Which would, of course, lead one to conclude that were such subsidies removed, the price of rail tickets would rise considerably and, as a result, it would be even more prudent to fly to Edinburgh.
Which is not, I suspect, what Plane Stupid really meant. But then, we have already established that they are a bit thick.