Bastard

I normally deplore expletives but on this one, I can’t think of anything else to say. Why doesn’t that bombastic bully O’Leary stop inflicting torture on his customers, do the honest thing and just put up the fares?

Ryanair is to start charging customers to check in online. The no-frills airline said that check-in for all its flights booked after May 20 would be by website only and that passengers must pay £5 to do so. Passengers without a printer must find access to one or pay a £40 charge for arriving at the airport without a boarding pass.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London