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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 AvatarStephen Tall 24th Jul - 11:24am
    @ ChrisB - "What I got out of this was the overall position seems to have no correlation with election outcomes, or we’d be winning...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 24th Jul - 11:17am
    Joe Bailey In 2010 the country was disilusioned with New Labour, unwilling to embrace the Cameron?Osborne doctrine and, for once, I thought LibDems could make...
  • User AvatarCaspian Conran 24th Jul - 11:05am
    Hi there , just a quick question. Are voters actually placing nick Clegg and the lib Dems on the centre or are voters actually showing...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 24th Jul - 11:05am
    Joe Bailey I disagree that there was no alternative to full coalition. I've argued about this at length in the past. It really has not...
  • User AvatarJames 24th Jul - 11:04am
    Eddie, you say you were goaded into bringing up the subject of all-women shortlists. I say that you made veiled comments about anti-male discriminatory legislation...
  • User AvatarCharles Rothwell 24th Jul - 11:00am
    I agree with ChrisB. This kind of stuff reminds me of surveys of social attitudes in Australia in which something like 98.76% of those asked...