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Posts Tagged: Heathrow
Paul Mercer: As a frequent flyer, I’ve seen the issues with the red list for travel – which may even increase Covid transmission
In some cases, officials seem confused around the rules, which one said change virtually every day.
Andrew Bowie: Expanding regional airport capacity can help strengthen the Union, and support left behind communities
Investment in this infrastructure can create thousands of jobs and opportunities in new areas.
Today’s ConservativeHome online fringe event line-up: Barclay, Buckland, Ford, Glen, Afolami and Courts
The Justice Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury lead our cast of ministers, MPs, and experts for Day One.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Anthony Browne: It’s time to drop the defeatist narrative about Britain and Covid-19. We have had many successes.
The coverage of death rates in this country has been lacking in nuance – leading people to have skewed perceptions of the UK’s performance.
Fortunately, there are workable alternatives on the table already – see what’s happening at Heathrow and Vienna, and in Iceland.
It is a supreme irony that the EU has effectively ended free movement, while the UK continues to embrace it
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.
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.