Here are 2 graphs which show the decline in ferry departures from Ramsgate over the period 2006 -12 and the increase in the amount of money owed to the Thanet Council over the same period. It doesn't take a genius to work our that Transeuropa was in terminal decline and that rather than continuing to support this lame duck with a secret debt deferral agreement, the Council should have been actively looking for new ferry operators or planning to diversify the business supported by the port, or maybe even looking at new uses for the port. But no! Senior Council Officers with the agreement of Tory Councillors Bob Bayford & Martin Wise and Labour Councillors Clive Hart and Rick Everitt felt that it was acceptable to secretly prop up the failing TEF and its associated companies using your money. Is this any way to run to a Council?