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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 AvatarMike Biden 30th Nov - 3:09pm
    I am totally against UK air strikes. I supported the first Gulf Warr and the invasion of Afghanistan and with reservations the Iraq war, but...
  • User AvatarGordon 30th Nov - 2:58pm
    From the title: "not overwhelming, but strong enough" To convict someone of a criminal offence requires the evidence to be "beyond reasonable doubt". Here Nick...
  • User AvatarToby Fenwick 30th Nov - 2:41pm
    Mick / David Thanks for your comments. The first test must be the legality. I disagree that they'd be "wholly immoral" - in my view...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 30th Nov - 2:35pm
    b) typo effective
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 30th Nov - 2:35pm
    A legalistic view is insufficient.. Two other tests are necessary a) would it be moral ? b) would it be feective ?
  • User AvatarMick Taylor 30th Nov - 2:33pm
    They may be legal but they are wholly immoral.