It’s time to give up on a third runway
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.