Government urged to back Heathrow expansion by former chancellor George Osborne
George Osborne has urged the Government to back the expansion of Heathrow Airport.
The former chancellor said the west London hub needs increased capacity so that Britain can be " outward-looking, free-trading and global".
Reports emerged on Thursday that ministers could back expansion at both Heathrow and Gatwick.
Mr Osborne claimed that although building a second runway at the latter could be considered, it should not happen at the same time as Heathrow expansion.
In a series of Twitter messages, the Tory MP for Tatton wrote: "Time for a decision on airports and go for... read more
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