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The Independent View: One hub or none – the choice for the UK

A recent Lib Dem voice poll asked ‘Do you support or oppose building a third runway at Heathrow airport?’ and it was not surprising to me, knowing the history of Liberal Democrat aviation policy, that 79% opposed this proposition. But this jumps the gun. Firstly, what is a hub airport and why is it valuable to the UK? Secondly, we need to understand if there is a problem to solve, and to define that problem. And then finally, what are the realistic options on the table that should be explored that will solve the problem.

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  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 26th Oct - 6:52am
    David Evans: We've overturned larger majorities than Zac's in 2015 (which in any case was largely part of the general swing against us at that...
  • User AvatarMark Goodrich 26th Oct - 6:32am
    There's some odd comments on this thread. 1. Obviously, we will run a full-scale by-election campaign covering not just Heathrow but other issues as well...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 26th Oct - 6:20am
    "unless there is a significant shift in opinion polling or circumstances" how about the poll that suggested that sufficient Leave voters regret their vote to...
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    Alfred Motspur: "Liberal “Democrats” should support the democratic process and accept that a majority voted in favour of Brexit when the country had the chance...
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    El Sid: You do realise that we have council estates here in Richmond Park as well?
  • User AvatarConor McGovern 26th Oct - 1:57am
    I think it's just got a lot tougher with the Tories not fielding a candidate, at least not in name.