BA has now cancelled all its short-haul flights on Sunday. What's going on? Have a few specks of dust really been enough to turn Willie Walsh - fearless defender of the decent, hard-working air travellers of this country - into a prize WUSS? Forget about namby-pamby negotiations and compromise, Willie - the only language these volcanic ash fragments respond to is strength. It's high time they were made to understand that if they don't call off their disgraceful secondary picket across the skies of Britain immediately, their generous package of perks will be irrevocably withdrawn.
In fact, I strongly recommend that Willie flies into the volcanic plume without delay to deliver that uncompromising message personally.