After yesterday’s incident of a BA plane crash-landing at Heathrow airport, it’s hard not to shudder at the thought of a new runway being built there. Eye-witnesses said the plane barely missed nearby homes and roads so the risks of expanding the airport and increasing flights to and fro in such built-up areas around Heathrow are surely clear for all to see.
Well, it’s good to know that all four of the London Mayoral candidates are opposed to the building of the third runway. And in a rare act of political unity, they’ve all agreed to feature in an advertisement campaign against the new runway.
The advert, partly financed by Greenpeace, is being featured in the Guardian, Times, Independent and Evening Standard. Well, I’ll promote it here, for free.