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Posts Tagged: Gatwick
Plus: Will Javid come back? Will Boris Island fly? Hazzer, formerly the Duke of Sussex. And: an ice bath in a Scandi forest.
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.
“This is a fairly large drone – a commercial-size drone that is clearly being operated deliberately.”
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.
After decades of dithering and delay, a decision is expected tomorrow.
Francis Maude: Cheaper, quicker, simpler, less noisy – and politically acceptable. Why the new Government should take up Heathrow Hub.
Truthfully, I expected at every stage that someone would come up with a showstopper reason why it can’t possibly work. No one has come up with one.
Iain Dale: How women could soon lead our two main parties – plus Scotland’s leading three, and a Welsh one
Plus: Leadsom comes up on the rails. Why men should never wear red trousers. And: 100 years on from the Battle of the Somme.
Nigel Evans: Airport expansion. If prevarication was an Olympic sport, we would win the gold, silver and bronze medals
Now is the time to copy what the rest of Europe is doing and make a decision on capacity at Heathrow and Gatwick without further delay
Government needs to start planning now for our long-term transport needs. That might not be consistent with growing the airport.
Interview: Syed Kamall MEP – “I would prefer people to have a choice, personally. I don’t see why we need a shortlist.”
The Conservative MEP leader and would-be London Mayoral candidate on Ambition, Opportunity and Enterprise – and why that shortlist should be extended.
Heathrow or Gatwick is a false choice. We should let both grow without public subsidy, and welcome the benefits for businesses and passengers.
If the Government rejects Heathrow, MPs throughout the UK will castigate Cameron for pandering to metropolitan sensibilities, rather than listening to the nation at large.