Back Heathrow is fooling no-one
I NOTE that once again Rob Gray is using The Gazette to promulgate his misleading propaganda in favour of Heathrow expansion.
We all know that Back Heathrow is a company formed and funded by Heathrow and I assume Mr Gray is being handsomely rewarded for his endeavours.
His facade of being a caring and concerned citizen fools no-one.
If my assumption is incorrect let him publish his tax returns, as Boris Johnson did when challenged, and re-assure us as to his impartiality.
Let us examine the way in which he makes his claims, designed as they are to deceive the unwary, bearing in mind that it is what he doesn’t tell us rather than what he says, that is most significant.
Examine his on-line map of supporters and note it’s limited coverage, we ask how many supporters live outside the area in say Gatwick?
His map shows the post codes of one or more supporter and looks very impressive but signifies little.
His organisation has 100,000 members but he claims Heathrow provides over 100,000 jobs. A vested interest?
Now consider the poll published in the wrap around advert (May 13, Gazette) where he tells us 1,000 people in 10 constituencies were balloted but he only publishes the results for two, what happened to the other eight? Did they not support his view?
The claim for Hayes & Harlington, that of the 1000 people interviewed, 67% of those who expressed a view were in favour of expansion, implies this is the view of that constituency’s residents.
H&H has just elected a Labour MP who has consistently spoken out against the Third Runway, surely we are entitled to assume that he is reflecting the wishes of his constituents on this important issue, otherwise why would they elect him?
So much for Mr Gray trying to use the recent election results to support his arguments. her question relationship/childbirth issues too, showing even famous people with money don’t have it all either and are not immune to problems.
Through your column I would also like to wish Alexandra Endleswick a happy birthday.
Alex has helped in soup kitchens for the homeless in Southwark and helped to counsel people with addictions and other issues during her psychology course.