The Sky Marshall speaks!
Oh joy! Oh rapture! The Sky Marshall, sometimes known as Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary is interviewed at length in today’s Guardian. If you’d expect him to be shy and retiring, you’d be wrong. The whole thing is worth a read, but here’s our five favourite Sky Marshall quotes from the piece...
“Ryanair is responsible for the integration of Europe by bringing lots of different cultures to the beaches of Spain, Greece and Italy, where they couple and copulate in the interests of pan-European peace.”
“There hasn't been a war in Europe for 50 years because they're all too busy flying on Ryanair. I should get the Nobel peace prize – screw Bono.”
“The idea that we're destroying the environment is nonsense. My cattle probably cause more carbon emissions than my fleet of aeroplanes.” (the Sky Marshall breeds Aberdeen Angus cattle and horses)
“The gobbier I get, the more cheap headlines I get, the more tickets we sell."
“Not since Thatcher and Reagan left the scene at such tragically early ages have I admired any politician.”