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Oh dear....it's time to act and to accelerate change, not to become a little Britain that is caught in political quicksands. Expanding at our core hub is an essential step to support the growth of UK PLC; we need a national infrastructure entity to drive positive change for all. Time for this to become apolitical.
Many of these politicians have never had a proper job, let alone run a business, yet they're so keen to tell us lesser mortals how the country should operate. Tony Blair famously said that he had no policy on population numbers, so how could his Government plan for schools, housing, hospitals, etc. let alone airports?
Labour is right to insist on its four tests. If they are not likely to be met, the project should be scrapped. Developments at regional airports would be cheaper and spread the economic benefit more evenly around the country and have less environmental impact. As the PM is fond of telling us, the government does not have a 'magic money tree' and the South East is already getting far more than its fair share of infrastructure spending.
Put Diana Abbott in charge ( ye gods ) her first answer will be : Eefrow - wats da den!!!Another Labour first.
The country is up to its neck in debt; building international trade links is beyond essential in the context of Brexit and here is a project that will assist the economy massively. Yet...