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Heated war of words on Heathrow expansion shows no sign of abating

The question of whether or not Heathrow Airport should be expanded and, if so, who exactly should pay to upgrade the surrounding road and rail infrastructure, continues to feature in the media debate on transport issues.

Rik Thomas
07 August 2015
Conservative party mayoral candidate Ivan Massow backs the expansion of Heathrow, despite acknowledging that most of his Tory rivals for the job don’t
Conservative party mayoral candidate Ivan Massow backs the expansion of Heathrow, despite acknowledging that most of his Tory rivals for the job don’t

 

After a Labour candidate for the mayor of London, Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas, had strongly backed a third runway at Heathrow Airport in the media as part of his campaign (LTT 24 Jul), it was the turn of a Conservative candidate for the post, “entrepreneur and campaigner” Ivan Massow, to back the expansion of Heathrow in the media.

“I don’t love Heathrow – but we shouldn’t let Nimbyism block a crucial new runway,” he said in the City AM newspaper on 21...

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