The Anonymous Widower

Is Theresa Working A Flanker?

With my Project Management knowledge, but no actual experience, if I look at the three options for a new runway in the South-East, I come to these conclusions about each.

  1. New North-West Runway at Heathrow – Virtually impossible to build due to political, environmental and local opposition.
  2. Extended Northern Runway at Heathrow – Difficult but not impossible to build.
  3. New Southern Runway at Gatwick – Probably fairly easy to build.

But reading the media this morning it looks like Option 1 will get the go-ahead.

So could Theresa give her blessing to this option, knowing it will never get built, due to the will of the House and the people?

It would be Brexit all over again, where the electorate and some rebellious MPs override the wish of the Prime Minister and their cabinet.

Ultimately, it would mean that Option 3 at Gatwick could go ahead, followed in a few years by a cut-down Option 2.

This would future-proof the South-East’s airport capacity for decades.

October 25, 2016 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I think you are right and May is pulling a flanker and probably aiming to throw Grayling to the wolves (along with the three blind mice).

    Interestingly Zac Goldsmith seems to have learned nothing from the Mayoral elections, where he got thrashed almost entirely due to his Leave stance and allowed Labour a rare victory. Leave was very unpopular in his own constituency, plus he has proved impotent in preventing LHR expansion. Will he win his by election [especially if the Tories put up] – I would want pretty long odds from a bookmaker…

    Comment by Mark Clayton | October 25, 2016 | Reply


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