Hints of U-turn on third Heathrow runway grow ever-stronger in media
It is becoming increasingly taken as read in the papers that the Government is going to rethink its airport expansion stance, with even rail spending claimed as a clue that this is about to happen. Rik Thomas reports
The notion that the Government is thinking hard about its current commitment not to sanction a third runway at Heathrow was increasingly extensively highlighted in the media in early July.
“The future of Britain’s airports is a source of growing tension within the Coalition,” The Daily Telegraph said on 8 July. “There is speculation in Westminster that the Conservatives may eventually be forced to reverse their decision to block a third Heathrow runway… The...