Runway Casualty: Greg Hands MP

Runway Casualty: Greg Hands MP

PARLIAMENT has a habit of drawing together unlikely bedfellows. On June 26th, an old-school Thatcherite and a socialist who lists one of his hobbies as “fermenting the overthrow of capitalism” were two of the 119 MPs opposed to the motion to build a third runway at Heathrow. Unfortunately for Greg...

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Heathrow flights cancelled over foggy weather

Heathrow flights cancelled over foggy weather

Any passengers hoping to fly from Heathrow have been warned of potential chaos as of Monday morning (23rd January) as thick and freezing fog has already seen 100 flights cancelled at the airport. The Met office has delivered a severe weather warning over south-east and south-west England along with the...

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Zac Goldsmith resigns as MP for Richmond Park in protest at Heathrow announcement

Zac Goldsmith resigns as MP for Richmond Park in protest at Heathrow announcement

After the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow announced yesterday, Zac Goldsmith has stood by statements he has made throughout the airport expansion discussion and has resigned. Goldsmith has been vocal about his opposition to the Heathrow expansion since 2007. “My position is the same as it was...

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Third runway at Heathrow given the go ahead

Third runway at Heathrow given the go ahead

A committee of ministers has approved an airport expansion at Heathrow. The Department of Transport says the new runway will bring economic benefits of up to £61 billion. “I am proud that after years of discussion and delay this government is taking decisive action to secure the UK’s place in...

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UK Solar Industry avoids 400% rise in VAT

Britain’s solar industry looks set to avoid a 400% VAT increase, after the government backs down in the face of a parliamentary rebellion.   Solar panel installations were set to increase by nearly £1,000 per household, as part of EU rules which meant that the industry would have to raise...

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London Mayoral Election: Evening Standard Hustings

Boris, the right to strike, and a lack of opportunities for the young. By and large, the hopefuls trying to win the Labour candidacy for Mayor of London sound quite similar on a lot of issues (bash, defend, bemoan). But a few wedge issues showed themselves at the Evening Standard’s...

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