Heathrow campaigners’ proposal
THIRD runway enthusiasts sent the Prime Minister a Valentine’s Day message urging him to ‘commit’ to Heathrow Airport.
The cheeky message in the form of a ‘lonely hearts ad’ was addressed to David Cameron from a ‘busy west London airport, well-built, popular, looking for a commitment to a third runway’.
It encourages the PM to get off the fence and ‘swipe right’, while also taking a dig at rival Gatwick, which is described as a ‘lonely Sussex airport, tired of the single (runway) life, Sussex area preferred as it’s tricky getting into London or anywhere else in the UK’.
Rob Gray, Back Heathrow campaign director, said: “This advert is a bit of fun but it makes a serious point – that when it comes to expanding Heathrow, David Cameron is a commitment-phobe who now needs to make a decision.
“There is massive support for Heathrow expansion from across all political parties, the majority of UK businesses, international airlines, local firms and most residents living near the airport.
“We hope David Cameron enjoys our Valentine’s Day message and finally makes a commitment to Heathrow expansion.”
The government has delayed its decision on whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick until the summer in order to give more consideration to the environmental implications.
n ‘SERIOUS MESSAGE’: The message sent to Prime Minister David Cameron