15 January 2009

Heathrow Airport Expansion

The Government has decided to go ahead with the expansion of Heathrow to include a third runway and a sixth terminal, along with some new rail links and other stuff to try and balance out the environmental impact.

I'm not in favour of the airport expansion, at least not at Heathrow.

There is the obvious environmental aspect, although some of the green campaigners need to think of the long-term impact of their actions on the global economy and tackling poverty.

As for creation of jobs- you don't need an airport to do that.

I'd like to see where the aviation market is at in five years before a decision anyway- it might not keep growing.

I suspect this won't be built- the courts will throw it out or the government will change.

BTW, Boris Johnson's Thames Estuary idea is stupid.

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