It’s time to give up on a third run­way

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - DAVE ROB­BINS Wimpole Road, West Dray­ton

POOR old Rob Gray is still flog­ging his dead horse.

How many years and how much money have Heathrow spent on try­ing to get a third run­way?

Air pol­lu­tion around the air­port al­ready breaches EU lim­its; what would it be like with a third run­way? Think of the money the lawyers would make if the Gov­ern­ment tried to pro­ceed with ex­pan­sion.

David Cameron also faces se­ri­ous po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion to a third run­way from the Mayor of Lon­don, his home and for­eign sec­re­taries not to men­tion sev­eral other mem­bers of the gov­ern­ment as well as MPs and

coun­cils in South & West Lon­don and Berk­shire.

No won­der he is warm­ing to the idea of a sec­ond run­way at Gatwick as re­ported in the Guardian on Satur­day.

With the prob­lems he will be fac­ing over the EU he doesn’t need an in­ter­nal re­volt over Heathrow es­pe­cially with such a small ma­jor­ity.

Wil­lie Walsh gave up on a third run­way years ago and IAG sub­se­quently bought up Bri­tish Mid­land and are now ac­quir­ing Aer Lin­gus. Per­haps Rob Gray would be bet­ter em­ployed work­ing for him.

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