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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway
Posted by: Andrew OSullivan
Date/Time: 26/11/15 12:14:00

Whatever the impact of the meeting last night, the pro-Heathrow expansion lobby will have received a huge boost today by the activities of Plane Stupid this morning. Rarely has an organisation been named with such an enormous lack of self-awareness.

The sheer imbecility in blocking the tunnel into the Heathrow terminals when terror alert levels are high would be obvious to most people. But there will be an impact at a lower level with hundreds of holidays ruined for people who will have had to work hard to earn the money to go on them. Plane Stupid campaigners always seem to turn out to be rather posh and are likely to be no strangers to flying off for a skiing weekend or Caribbean winter break  but are probably unaware that some people have to travel unfunded by their parents.

The only protest against Heathrow that would ever be effective is a consumer boycott. If every person in West and South West London refused to use the airport while it was considering expansion any such plans would quickly be abandoned. What has actually happened is that we have happily taken advantage of the proximity of the airport while at the same time trying to argue that it shouldn't be expanded. Is it any wonder that the anti-expansion campaign hasn't really been taken that seriously?

My home will be directly affected by a third runway and I am not happy about that. However, if you accept that a growing economy will see growing air traffic and that a comprehensive enquiry has looked in great detail at the options for how this growth should be managed then it is hard not to accept the inevitability of Heathrow expansion. The benefits of having a major hub airport and the convenience and employment it brings will be some compensation for the extra noise.

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Third Runway 25/11/15 21:51:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Third Runway 25/11/15 22:02:00 Georgina Flint
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         Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 25/11/15 22:16:00 Michael Brown
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 25/11/15 22:23:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 25/11/15 22:28:00 Michael Brown
         Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 25/11/15 23:45:00 Tim Henderson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 18:56:00 Dave Robertson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 16:02:00 Tim Henderson
      Re:Re:Third Runway 25/11/15 23:51:00 Tim Henderson
         Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 08:34:00 Rima Jones
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 12:14:00 Andrew OSullivan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 12:19:00 Claire Moran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 12:28:00 Rima Jones
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 13:26:00 Bernard Allen
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 13:26:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 13:56:00 Felicity Caborn
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 14:35:00 Claire Moran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 14:45:00 Stuart Kerr
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 14:59:00 Claire Moran
                        Plane Stupid and CHATR26/11/15 16:17:00 Paul Corcoran
                           Re:Plane Stupid and CHATR26/11/15 16:58:00 Carl Wynne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 17:07:00 Carl Wynne
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 17:13:00 Julian Pavey
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 17:14:00 Carl Wynne
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 17:44:00 Julian Pavey
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 17:59:00 Gordon McDonald
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 17:49:00 Dan Evans
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 18:38:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 19:55:00 Stuart Kerr
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 19:57:00 Claire Moran
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 19:59:00 Rima Jones
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 20:24:00 Mark Perry
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 20:29:00 Claire Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 21:01:00 Mark Perry
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 20:32:00 Rima Jones
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 20:55:00 Mark Perry
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 20:58:00 Claire Moran
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 21:12:00 Rima Jones
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 21:15:00 Mark Perry
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 22:18:00 Carl Wynne
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 22:36:00 Rima Jones
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 26/11/15 23:58:00 Claire Moran
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 00:05:00 Mark Perry
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 00:33:00 David Cuss
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 01:57:00 Claire Moran
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 07:33:00 Mark Perry
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 08:26:00 David Cuss
                                                                     The Davies Report27/11/15 08:41:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                                                        Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 09:38:00 Will Watson
                                                                           Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 09:52:00 Claire Moran
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 10:02:00 Rima Jones
                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 10:04:00 Rima Jones
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 10:24:00 Ken Munn
                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 10:25:00 Rima Jones
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 10:43:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 12:04:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 12:42:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                                                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 14:45:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 14:54:00 Ken Munn
                                                                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 16:25:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 15:00:00 Rima Jones
                                                                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 15:24:00 Claire Moran
                                                                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 15:25:00 Claire Moran
                                                                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 15:42:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 16:14:00 Rima Jones
                                                                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 16:02:00 Carl Wynne
                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 17:42:00 Claire Moran
                                                                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 17:53:00 Carl Wynne
                                                                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Davies Report27/11/15 21:32:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 16:05:00 graham baker
      Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 16:31:00 Rima Jones
         Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 16:49:00 Rima Jones
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 16:57:00 Rima Jones
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 18:43:00 Julian Pavey
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 19:36:00 David Cuss
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 19:54:00 Julian Pavey
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 20:16:00 David Cuss
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Third Runway 27/11/15 20:34:00 Rima Jones

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