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Johnson’s Heathrow U-turn continues to be criticised by Guardian and Times

The merits, or otherwise, of allowing Heathrow Airport to build a third runway continued to be debated in both left- and right-of-centre national newspapers in the latter half of June. Rik Thomas reports

Rik Thomas
05 July 2019

The proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport, and more specifically Boris Johnson’s alleged change of heart regarding said runway, continued to attract media attention in the second half of June. “To rule is to choose,” Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins said on 20 June. “Before even reaching Downing Street, Johnson’s shoulders are starting to buckle at the prospect of tough decisions. He has told Tory MPs that, since Parliament has approved the Heathrow project, he...

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