UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Government smothering dissent on Heathrow says Kramer

Press Release   •   Dec 10, 2009 10:43 GMT

“This desperate Government will do anything to force Heathrow expansion through," said the Liberal Democrat Heathrow Spokesperson.

Commenting on reports that the Government is to rush through planning permission for the third runway at Heathrow without a public inquiry, Susan Kramer said:

“Even on the Government’s own figures, the third runway will mean a loss of billions of pounds once environmental costs are included.

“Ministers know the case for Heathrow expansion has been comprehensively discredited and are now trying to smother dissent.

“This desperate Government will do anything to force Heathrow expansion through. It has ignored public opinion, scientific evidence and the environmental costs of expansion and is now determined to ride roughshod over our democracy.”