COMMENT: Britain can’t wait until 2015 for airport expansion

September 06, 2012 4:43 PM

Rory Meakin forthrightly puts forward the case for airport expansion today, not in three years time in a piece for Spectator Coffee House.
The Government has announced that it will appoint a bureaucrat to spend three years writing a report on the desperate and urgent shortage of air transport capacity in the south east of England.

Meanwhile, Heathrow will continue to operate at over 98 per cent of capacity with no spare runways to pick up the slack when something goes wrong; Britain will continue to lack direct flights to countless Chinese metropolises; and the Chinese economy will continue to boom, swelling by an estimated 25 per cent by the time Howard Davies has finished pondering the issues in 2015.

Click here to continue reading the article over at Coffee House

Rory Meakin forthrightly puts forward the case for airport expansion today, not in three years time in a piece for Spectator Coffee House.
The Government has announced that it will appoint a bureaucrat to spend three years writing a report on the desperate and urgent shortage of air transport capacity in the south east of England.

Meanwhile, Heathrow will continue to operate at over 98 per cent of capacity with no spare runways to pick up the slack when something goes wrong; Britain will continue to lack direct flights to countless Chinese metropolises; and the Chinese economy will continue to boom, swelling by an estimated 25 per cent by the time Howard Davies has finished pondering the issues in 2015.

Click here to continue reading the article over at Coffee House

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