“This is a fairly large drone – a commercial-size drone that is clearly being operated deliberately.”
Posts Tagged: Airports
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
Chris Grayling: Here at Transport, we’re getting ready for Brexit – whatever happens. But here’s why I’m backing May’s deal.
If I had been offered this before the referendum in 2016, I would have seen it as a much better alternative to the status quo inside the EU.
HS2 and the third runway at Heathrow would increase pressure on the housing supply. It is better to provide new regional airports on derelict sites.
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.
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.