Po­lit­i­cal risk if PM backs Heathrow

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

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

UB7 7RJ

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