Heathrow or Gatwick? Airport expansion decision day – politics live
Government to give green light to a third runway at Heathrow, extending an existing runway at the same airport, or a second runway at Gatwick
The Telegraph – which might not have Boris Johnson as a columnist any more but knows a thing or two about his thoughts nonetheless – says the foreign secretary is poised to open a rift within the cabinet as soon as any plan to expand Heathrow is announced:
Mr Johnson, the foreign secretary, is expected to make a statement shortly after in which he will argue that the decision is “wrong” and a “mistake”.
He will say that while he is a supporter of a “global Britain” after Brexit, an additional runway at Heathrow will increase pollution and noise levels.
I will lie down with you in front of those bulldozers and stop the building, stop the construction of that third runway.
I don’t think my services as a bulldozer blocker will be required for decades, if ever, because I don’t think it’s going to happen … It won’t succeed.
It’s … complicated.
The cabinet’s airports subcommittee will meet on Tuesday morning to make a decision. We could hear after that.
The government is finally expected to announce its decision as to which London airport expansion scheme it will choose today.
The options are:
Source: Guardian Transport