Heathrow

John McDonnell fails to put on a united front

26 June 2018 17:15

Is Len McCluskey a signed up member of a ‘corporate cartel’? That’s what his close ally John McDonnell appeared to…

Heathrow vote: Conservatives attempt to look decisive

25 June 2018 10:20

Today Parliament is expected to finally give plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport the green light. The vote…

Hands off, Hollingberry in: does anyone notice ministerial resignations any more?

21 June 2018 17:57

Are ministerial resignations even interesting any more? There are more of them in Theresa May’s government than there are solid…

The battle for Heathrow was over long ago

5 June 2018 17:07

Whatever happened to the political squall that was Heathrow’s third runway? For several years it looked as if the issue…

Yes, Zac lost. So isn’t it time to stop bashing him?

4 December 2016 15:15

It’s easy to see the allure of ongoing Zac bashing. Can there be a pleasure more satisfying for all of…

The Heathrow saga: What the papers are saying

26 October 2016 9:21

Heathrow’s third runway has won the backing of the Government but the long-running saga over the airport’s expansion rumbles on.…

The LibDems will make the Richmond Park by-election into a referendum on Brexit

25 October 2016 19:09

Zac Goldsmith has announced this evening that he’ll be standing as an independent in the Richmond Park by-election he has…

If Zac Goldsmith is standing again, what is the point of his resignation?

25 October 2016 15:02

Quite a few MPs are driven by a strange need for validation, but Zac Goldsmith might be the first politician…

Can the Lib Dems profit from Zac Goldsmith’s resignation?

25 October 2016 12:43

The political fallout is now coming from Theresa May’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow. Boris Johnson and…

Let the gruesome legal battle over Heathrow commence

25 October 2016 12:25

When the history comes to be written of Britain’s descent from a democracy to a krytocracy, the story of Heathrow’s…

Heathrow’s third runway gets the go-ahead from the Government

25 October 2016 11:18

As was widely expected, the Government has backed plans to expand Heathrow. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the decision to approve…

Heathrow or Gatwick: What are Theresa May’s options?

25 October 2016 9:24

Today, after years of delay, we’ll finally learn what the Government’s answer is to the airport question. Both supporters and…

Theresa May lays the groundwork for Heathrow expansion

18 October 2016 14:59

After years of delays, point-scoring and heel-dragging, the government will next week announce which airport — or airports — will…

It’s time for Theresa May to answer the airport question

24 September 2016 10:00

Hinkley Point — for all its flaws and the whiffs of suspicion around its Chinese investors — has finally received…

Has Philip Hammond just blurted out Theresa May’s decision on Heathrow?

14 July 2016 8:53

In his interview on the Today programme this morning, Philip Hammond said nothing memorable – which Mr S finds a…

PMQs: Corbyn highlights Tory divisions, but Cameron knows he needs Labour

8 June 2016 13:52

With the EU referendum just weeks away, Jeremy Corbyn is now trying to exploit Tory divisions over the issue. At…

Airport expansion decision could now come after EU referendum

22 January 2016 10:38

It now looks as though a decision on expanding Heathrow (or Gatwick), which had been pencilled in for this summer,…

PMQs: It seems that David Cameron has no desire to expand Heathrow

13 January 2016 13:34

Will the Tory party be able to come back together again after the EU referendum? Well, today’s PMQs suggested the…

PMQs sketch: A wet performance from Jeremy Corbyn

6 January 2016 16:21

Corybn gave his wettest ever performance at PMQs. The party leaders had different theories about the authorship of the floods.…

Why Gatwick could still win the Great British Runway final

11 December 2015 10:59

The Department for Transport announced yesterday that the final verdict on airport expansion will be put off until summer 2016.…

Government decides to put off making a decision on airports

10 December 2015 20:51

‘This is a government that delivers,’ declared David Cameron in a speech on Monday. It’s a good thing he wasn’t…

No decision this year on airport expansion, says Number 10

7 December 2015 13:14

There is some irony in David Cameron giving a speech claiming that ‘this is a government that delivers’ on the…

George Osborne: ‘I’m trying to shake the inertia of this country’

5 October 2015 9:38

George Osborne is the man who wants to build and plan. On the Today programme, the Chancellor explained he was creating a…

Will Corbyn, Khan and McDonnell cause a Labour split on Heathrow?

17 September 2015 10:49

Heathrow expansion is one key policy area that is affected by the recent Labour elections. Sadiq Khan’s victory in the…

Jeremy Corbyn signals the return of Labour’s Heathrow wars

24 August 2015 15:37

Quelle surprise, Jeremy Corbyn has come out against a third runway at Heathrow. The Labour leadership favourite has indicated in…