Expand Heathrow Airport for global trade says Osborne
Britain must expand Heathrow, a "great airport" which connects the UK to global trade, George Osborne has said.
The economic case is "overwhelming" and the airport connects to the Northern Powerhouse, the former chancellor said.
Gatwick expansion could be considered, but it must not be at the expense of the west London airport, he tweeted.
A decision on which London airport should build a new runway is thought to be imminent, after years of argument and a delay because of the Brexit vote.
Mr Osborne, who is MP for Tatton in Cheshire, said in a series of tweets:... read more
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