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Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, announced on Friday 24th June, is likely to impact the announcement of airport expansion in the South East – particularly any proposal to announce a third runway at Heathrow. Prime Minister David Cameron had promised a runway announcement this summer and on 23rd June, which boasts that it is “the most read […]


June 16, 2016

Is a vote to Remain in the EU a vote for another Heathrow runway? That was the recent suggestion on the BBC2’s Daily Politics programme hosted by Andrew Neil. On 8th June, Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg said: “Now, one member of the government said to me, a couple of weeks ago, and I quote: ‘This is only going one way, […]

With the government unable to announce a third runway at Heathrow without ignoring its own pledges, Heathrow has decided to ramp up its expansion campaign with five new pledges aimed at tempting local residents with promises that they will be better off with a bigger airport on their doorstep. Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye, announced the “five new pledges” in his […]

Dr Rupa Huq, Labour MP Ealing Central and Acton, used Prime Minister’s Questions on 8th June to persuade David Cameron to repeat his No Ifs, No buts pledge. At about 12.30pm Dr Huq asked: “Will we have a decision into the Davies report on airport expansion by the time the house rises this summer and does he personally stand by […]

Anti-runway campaigner and Heathrow tunnel protestor Neil Keveren led the singing of “Happy Birthday dear Heathrow – now you’re fully grown” at an event to mark the 70th anniversary of commercial flights from Heathrow Airport. Residents and campaigners had gathered outside the historic Five Bells pub in Harmondsworth on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May, to make the point that while […]