Raab and Patel advocate the positions of their departments, which are based on different concerns and priorities. It is for the Prime Minister to decide.
Posts Tagged: Airports
Paul Maynard: The Coronavirus and airlines. There’s an urgent need to suspend the slot allocation rules.
Common sense must prevail. The ‘use it or lose it rule’ should be relaxed so that airlines can consolidate services where there aren’t enough passengers.
The decision illustrates how previous parliaments have freighted the process of policy-making with an increasingly onerous lattice of ill-defined obligations.
If there’s one thing which ought to unite even the most passionate partisans of the different proposals, it’s the abject state of British decision-making on infrastructure.
At the least, we can expect reduced growth worldwide – and a more expansionary Budget next month.
Plus: Will Javid come back? Will Boris Island fly? Hazzer, formerly the Duke of Sussex. And: an ice bath in a Scandi forest.
If governments are going to keep signing up to ‘legally-binding targets’, this sort of thing will continue to happen. Legislative indolence is the root of judicial power.
Robert Goodwill: Let’s Get Heathrow Done. Johnson must appeal if the Government loses today on expansion in the courts.
Enough daydreaming about unfeasible and unfunded alternatives on islands in the estuary; enough dithering and delay.
Sponsored Post: Airlines UK and Paul Holmes: The aviation industry has an ambitious plan to deliver net zero carbon emissions
Exciting developments in new technology, carbon credits and alternative fuel sources make the goal achievable.
An estuary airport was touted as his big idea on flight capacity during his time as Mayor of London. There’s nobody to stop him now.
Johnson and Shapps may lose a legal case over the expansion plan, and then decide whether or not to go to their favourite place – the Supreme Court.
Sponsored Post: Graham Brady and Tim Alderslade: We can and must be pro-environment and pro-aviation
The enemy is carbon, not air travel. The industry has already decoupled growth in aviation from growth in emissions, and plans further progress.
John Penrose: Why railways should be more like airlines – and how passengers would gain if they were
The Rail Delivery Group has just suggested a more modern system of tickets and fares. But such change should be only the start.
Graham Gudgin: If the EU delivers No Deal after all, there will be little to fear – and much to gain
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
Michael Tomlinson: The Prime Minister must stick to her word. We must vote this evening to leave the EU on March 29
Why has she recently begun to assert that we may never leave at all? It is an odd about-turn, given that her leadership is predicated upon “Brexit means Brexit”.