Posts Tagged “heathrow”

Heathrow, Brexit and the Richmond by-election. Why I’m grateful for Zac

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2016

Zac Goldsmith’s resignation as Conservative MP for Richmond Park in protest at his Government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow is, at least on the face of it, good news for the Lib Dems. A Tory-Lib Dem swing (…)

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A longer read for the weekend: Tim Leunig on how to increase airport capacity in the UK

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2013

Congratulations to Tim Leunig — these days a senior adviser in the Department for Education, but until recently chief economist at the CentreForum think-tank — whose report Bigger and quieter: the right answer for aviation was the winner this week of the economic and financial category at Prospect Magazine’s Think Tank of the Year Awards […]

What Lib Dem members think about the third Heathrow runway and increased aviation capacity

by Stephen Tall on September 23, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Big thumbs-up to party’s continuing policy to oppose third Heathrow runway… LDV asked: Do you support […]

Will the reshuffle actually matter?

by Stephen Tall on September 5, 2012

That’s the title of a post I’ve written for the Endeavour Public Affairs website here. And here’s my answer… Will this reshuffle actually matter? That’s the question which looms over the current version of musical chairs currently obsessing the Westminster (…)

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Flight cancelled or delayed? Reasons to be thankful for EU Regulation 261/2004

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2010

While the Westminster Village is fixated by the Telegraph-hyped furore that Lib Dem ministers don’t always agree with every aspect of Coalition policy (shock, horror etc), the rest of the country is focused on a British obsession bigger even than the media’s predeliction for attaching the suffix ‘-gate’ to a noun: the weather. Newspaper and […]

Are the Tories set for Heathrow expansion U-turn?

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2009

Here’s what Tory frontbencher Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, shadow minister for trade and devlopment, has to say about the third runway at Heathrow: This is a very difficult and controversial issue. Although I voted to oppose the third runway, I am fully (…)

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Labour backs Heathrow expansion – Norman and Susan lead Lib Dem opposition campaign

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2009

As BBC News reports: The government has won a vote over plans for Heathrow’s third runway – but saw its majority cut to just 19. … The Lib Dems supported the [motion urging the Government to “rethink” plans] but the (…)

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Baker & Kramer lead Lib Dem opposition to Heathrow expansion

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2009

Yesterday Labour’s transport secretary Geoff Hoon announced to the House of Commons that the Government was giving the go-ahead to the expansion of Heathrow airport. The Tories are officially opposing the new third runway, though there are many splits in (…)

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