Heathrow’s runaway runway saga
By Max Kingsley-Jones on 2 November, 2011in Airlines, Environment, Europe
Latest twist in the saga around a third runway for Heathrow – UK opposition party, Labour, has dropped its backing for an extra runway. Shadow transport secretary said the party has taken the third runway off its agenda because of the “local environment impact”.
The move sends a worrying signal to those people who had been gearing up for the construction of a third runway during the Labour era. If they had been marking time while the coalition is in power waiting for the return of Labour, they now know that avenue has closed.
The uncertainty will also be frustrating for the inhabitants of the villages due to be bulldozed when the runway is built, as many have accepted the inevitable will happen sooner or later. Most are actually relaxed about the prospect of compulsory purchases (it is the residents under the new noise corridors that will be created across the home counties who are most concerned about runway 3), so for the villagers of Sipson, Harmondsworth and Harlington decisive action is the order of the day.
(comment from Graham Dunn, Airline Business) But in a mad, twisted logic kind of a way, maybe it helps. After all once one party takes a position on an issue, the natural inclination for the other is to do the opposite. And to my mind, the Conservatives switching to backing a third runway for Heathrow would help restore the more traditional political status quo. It’s always seemed a bit like the two main parties had their positions on the third runway slightly the wrong way round. If there was one UK political party you would normally think of as being pro-business and thus in favour of a third runway it is the Conservatives. But I’m no politician.
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由 Max 金斯利-鐘斯在 2011 年 11 月 2 日在航空公司，環境，歐洲
第三條跑道周圍佐賀希思羅機場 — — 英國的反對黨的最新轉折勞工、 下降了它支援額外的跑道。影子內閣運輸大臣說該締約方已採取關閉其議程的第三條跑道"當地環境的影響"。
不確定性也將是令人沮喪的到期村莊的居民，被夷為平地時跑道生成的如許多已接受不可避免的事情將會發生或早或晚。大多數都是有關的強制性購買前景其實放鬆 （它是下跨家縣將創建新的噪音走廊的居民最關注的是跑道 3），因此對於 Sipson 的村民，思和哈靈頓的果斷行動是天的訂單。
(從格雷厄姆 · 鄧恩，航空公司商業評論)而在瘋狂、 扭曲的邏輯種中的一種方法，也許是説明。畢竟一方一旦在一個問題上的立場，為其他的自然傾向是做相反。對於我來說，切換到支援的保守派希思羅機場第三跑道將有助於恢復更多傳統的政治現狀。已總是似乎有點像兩個主要當事方有他們的立場第三跑道上略有錯誤的方式倒圓角。如果有一個英國政黨對你通常會認為是被親商和因此贊成第三條跑道是保守派。但我沒有政客。