Gatwick’s the best choice in many ways, but a Heathrow Hub fudge could sweeten the deal
Rather than giving the green light to Heathrow, as is expected next week, Theresa May should consider an idea that has a chance of actually getting off the ground reasonably soon
David Cameron is gone, and his “no ifs, no buts” rejection of a third runway at Heathrow is not binding on his successor. Boris Johnson, no longer mayor of London and told to be on best behaviour at the Foreign Office, has gone conspicuously quiet on Heathrow, where he once he threatened to lie down in front of bulldozers. Now no one even expects him to resign from the cabinet if the airport expansion gets a green light.
We’ll learn the truth as soon as next week but the rumour mill sounds correct. Theresa May will say yes to a third runway and will spout some banalities, straight from the airport’s PR handbook, about how only Heathrow can deliver those connections to deepest China, India and Latin America that the UK will need to prosper in a post-Brexit world. Thus she will buy a short period of peace from the Heathrow-loving business lobby that is currently hopping mad about everything from “hard” Brexit to workers on boards.
Source: Guardian Transport
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