Spec­u­la­tion in air pol­lu­tion ‘re­port’

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

NO one should be fooled by last week’s so-called re­port on air pol­lu­tion at Heathrow.

This ‘re­port’ has yet to be pub­lished let alone peer re­viewed and seems based less on facts and more on highly imag­i­na­tive spec­u­la­tion on the fu­ture of mo­tor ve­hi­cle tech­nol­ogy. It has al­ready been ridiculed by Green­peace and Client Earth

What a co­in­ci­dence that this un­pub­lished re­port should be­come a BBC news item at this crit­i­cal junc­ture just be­fore a govern­ment an­nounce­ment on air­port ex­pan­sion. Only the cyn­i­cal would think this was all part of an op­er­a­tion to soften up pub­lic opin­ion prior to a seem­ingly in­evitable an­nounce­ment for a third run­way.

You would have thought that Theresa May had enough on her plate with Brexit, gram­mar schools, Hinck­ley, frack­ing and HS2.

DAVE ROBINS Wim­pole Road West Dray­ton

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