If the evidence doesn’t support a third runway then the answer must be “No!”

December 11, 2015 11:14 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

easyJet Boeing 737-300 Aeroplane on airport runwayResponding to the Government's lack of a decision over London airports Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem London Mayor Candidate, said:

"Londoners will be angry at delay when the obvious conclusion is that expanding London airports will be too polluting and too disruptive. If the evidence doesn't support a third runway then the answer must be "No!"

"Sadiq Khan is as flexible on airports as a pair of flip-flops: he used to support Heathrow, now its Gatwick. Who knows how long before he flops back to supporting Heathrow?

"Zac Goldsmith is isolated from the Tories on this issue and powerless to intervene. They have saved his blushes today but the Tory plane is landing on a third runway at Heathrow for sure.

"Only the Liberal Democrats are firmly opposed to airport expansion. There is underused runway capacity around London that we should exploit by improving train connectivity and speed to central London."