Political risk if PM backs Heathrow
FOLLOWING his triumphs at the Financial Services Authority and the London School of Economics it was fairly inevitable that Howard Davies would recommend the politically undeliverable option for airport expansion.
As Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie remarked on Twitter “there are seven reasons why David Cameron won’t back Heathrow; Boris Johnson, Justine Greening, Zac Goldsmith, Greg Hands, Philip Hammond, Theresas May and Villiers”.
Five members of the Cabinet including the Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary and Chief Secretary to the Treasury as well as the Mayor of London and the leading Tory candidate for next year’s Mayoral elections are all opposed to a third runway.
The Airports Commission has cost taxpayers over £20 million.
Time will tell if this was value for money.
DAVE ROBINS 18 Wimpole Road West Drayton