What happened to chamber support?

From: Disgruntled Sheffielder

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With regard to the sordid story surrounding Sheffield City Airport a the council’s decision to close it, why did the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry remain silent on the matter? Initially the chamber was all supportive of our airport and adjoining business park (they tend to come together as a package) but suddenly withdrew their support! Not only did they back off supporting the airport, the Sheffield business community, the regeneration of the Lower Don Valley and job prospects, they have been actively been promoting such things in Doncaster with their support of Robin Hood Airport!

Is this the first time in any chamber’s history that they have supported businesses in another town or city to the detriment of their own? What on earth have they been playing at? Its members must be shaking their heads in disbelief!