It took a few seconds to twig that Willie Walsh has been playing a game of chicken with the Government over the re-opening of the airports today. The first plane to land (BA084 from Vancouver) must have taken off hours before the decision was made (even if it did circle the Isle of Man 5 times and Birmingham twice before landing!).
According to Pprune (an absolutely invaluable resource of accurate information and punditry) Willie Walsh launched 24 BA flights at London and waited to see what happened. Some diverted but the authorities then backed down ....
Given the unprecedented impact that the Icelandic unpronounceable volcano is having upon air traffic at the moment, one would have thought that the Facility for Airbourn Atmospheric Measurements who are a collaborative body between the Met Office and the National Environment Research Council, would be up there taking readings of the ash cloud, probing the density and all the other things that such people do to find out as much as possible as they can with their BAe 146 research aircraft.
Unfortunately it is being repainted at the moment and all its instruments have been removed
Stephen Timms is in charge of the government's Digital Britain's brief - in particular the dreadful, rushed Digital Economy bill that was passed through the Commons as part of the washup process that happened after Parliament was prorogued so I would have expected him to know the basics of how the Internet works so it was rather crass of him to send a letter where he states that "IP address" stands for "Intellectual Property" address.