Heathrow cam­paign­ers’ pro­posal

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.