Balancing act as ministers at odds over airport expansion



Airport expansion in the South East is an issue which divides the Cabinet, with disagreements among senior Conservatives widely blamed for holding back development at Heathrow for years.
Boris Johnson and Justine Greening are fervent opponents of a third runway - with the Foreign Secretary once promising to "lie down in front of the bulldozers" to block construction at the west London airport.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has voiced his preference for expanding Gatwick instead.
If Prime Minister Theresa May gives the green light to Heathrow, as expected, she faces a delicate... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
Source: Belper News
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