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Friday, January 16, 2009

Heathrow runway given go-ahead

This should be one to watch in the months ahead. You will recall the protest at the third runway earlier this week, and the purchase of land by celebs (and Greenpeace) in order to thwart its development. The UK Government has given the go-ahead for the new development citing the fact that it will create 65,000 jobs and will add GBP 7 billion to the economy every year.

In a bizarre turn of events, however, the Conservatives, usually the party of economic good sense, have opposed the development, vowing to scrap the plan if they win the next election.
Conservative transport spokeswoman Theresa Villiers said: "Be in no doubt, this is a bleak day for our environment. Labour's plans for a third runway at Heathrow would inflict devastating damage on the environment."

We sure live in strange times - when Labour governments are more concerned about the economy and Conservatives more about the environment...

Read it here.

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