Say what you like about him (and many do), the recently-resigned Foreign Secretary is one of the very few Tories with voter cut-through.
Posts Tagged: Airports
Daniel Hannan: Higher taxes, spending bungs, pay caps, gender quotas. Is this really the brave new Brexit Britain we want?
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
The Opposition Chief Whip is reported to have “physically intimidated” MPs, but was “ignored” nonetheless.
Six were from west or north London constituencies, plus Windsor’s Adam Afriyie and Sir David Amess of Southend West.
WATCH: Hands – “A hub airport suits Heathrow. And it suits the BA business model. But these are not the same as the national interest.”
The former Trade Minister who resigned over expansion argues that the size of London requires more than one hub.
Chris Grayling: After so long a wait, let’s get on with it – and vote emphatically today for expansion at Heathrow
Today, Parliament can play a huge part in helping us achieve that post-Brexit vision, securing the long-term connections the country needs.
Justine Greening and Zac Goldsmith: Wrong scheme, wrong place – Heathrow’s third runway should never take off
Support for expansion is the prevailing wisdom, but it’s demonstrably wrong – even using the Department for Transport’s own figures.
Plus: The Government gets airports wrong and Burnham gets rail wrong. And: a miserable PMQs for Tory MPs.
The combination of crucial Brexit votes, crumbling ministerial discipline, growing grassroots discontent and a rail crisis serves to intensify pressure on Downing Street.
I can tell you from a trade envoy’s perspective that this kind of direct access to markets around the world is critical for our businesses to thrive.
Sponsored Post: Tim Alderslade: Passenger charges must come down for new routes to thrive at expanded Heathrow
The airport’s passenger charges have trebled over the past decade. That bill should come down, or else competitors abroad will steal a march on the UK.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
I have said previously that I believe the Government has been pursuing a sensible negotiating approach to date. I maintain that view.
There are some areas where continued jurisdiction for the ECJ is defensible and may, pragmatically, be the best route forward.