Op-ed: After an extended period of government dithering a third runway at Heathrow has been approved.
Unelected PM Theresa May and her unelected shadow cabinet finally gave the runway a seal of approval disregarding the plight of local residents.
Heathrow already breaks legal limits for pollution and risks the health of Londoners. In July 2015 the Guardian reported:
The UK government’s Airports Commission has recommended that a new runway at Heathrow should go ahead, but only with a legally binding commitment to control air and noise pollution.
Allegations that Heathrow breaks EU pollution rules are already disputed but perhaps our unelected government will not care either way?
Ms May insists BRexit means BRexit and although that is sheer meaningless drivel one thing is clear-she and her ministers will happily ditch legislation to suit.
The only real issues for the Tory government is the single market and issues affecting the economy or heaven forbid hitting their fat friends.
One casualty of Tuesday's third runway decision should be Zac Goldsmith.
Would be London Mayor and Tory MP Zac Goldsmith vowed he would resign over a third runway at Heathrow.
Goldsmith represents the affluent Richmond Park constituency. If he is true to his word his resignation will trigger a by-election. It is a traditionally safe Tory seat unless locals opt for a protest vote.
Minutes ago he tweeted "Following the Government's catastrophic Heathrow announcement, I will be meeting my constituents later today before making a statement."
Minutes later "@Martha_Gill Exclusive: @ZacGoldsmith resigns" was posted with the image below:
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