Bull­doz­ers or bust for our MP

Uxbridge Gazette - - Your Say -

FOL­LOW­ING the gov­ern­ment’s re­cent an­nounce­ment, Uxbridge & South Ruis­lip Labour Party would like to re­it­er­ate that we are firmly against a third runway at Heathrow.

As the Hilling­don Labour group leader Peter Curl­ing said last week, we want a bet­ter Heathrow not a big­ger one.

Any fur­ther ex­pan­sion would add to the al­ready over­crowded skies in the bor­ough, homes and com­mu­ni­ties would be de­stroyed, as well as a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in noise and air pol­lu­tion.

Our MP, Boris John­son, has pre­vi­ously stated that he will ‘Lie down in front of bull­doz­ers’ to stop a third runway.

How­ever, we and lo­cal res­i­dents are used to his bold, brash words and lack of ac­tion and it seems he has three choices in the com­ing weeks.

He can stick to his opin­ion and vote against the runway, which would likely mean re­sign­ing as For­eign Sec­re­tary.

Al­ter­na­tively, he can go back on his word and vote with the cabi­net. His third choice, which he is ru­moured to al­ready be ar­rang­ing, is to be out of the coun­try on ‘other busi­ness’ on the day of the vote.

We look for­ward to see­ing which choice he makes. James Clout­ing On be­half of Uxbridge & South Ruis­lip Labour Party

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