The current expensive disruptive route, and the neglect of decrepit local transport, are unacceptable.
Posts Tagged: Heathrow
Povide fair police funding, back Crossrail 2 but reject a third runway at Heathrow. Also guarantee the rights of the one million EU nationals living in the capital.
Interview. Johnson says that every member of his Cabinet must sign up to Britain leaving the EU on 31st October – deal or no deal
The front runner on extension, Scotland, that Islamophobia inquiry, wrestling naked with Hunt – and taking a Trollope to bed in Downing Street.
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.
Jake Berry: What I found on my Northern Powerhouse tour. Resilience, skill, innovation and success. Plus an appetite for Brexit.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
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.
The former Trade Minister has not just put Boris Johnson in a tight spot, but might have just made a high-profile entry into the race for his old job.
Plus: The Government gets airports wrong and Burnham gets rail wrong. And: a miserable PMQs for Tory MPs.