Author Archives: Nigel Milton

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.

Posted in The Independent View | Tagged and | 13 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 25th Apr - 1:28pm
    In fairness, I'd qualify my comment to Michael by recognising that the Liberals did sometimes return to the theme of tax reform at least in...
  • User Avatarmatt 25th Apr - 1:28pm
    @Rabih Makki "@ Matt…he “gets off” as being a leader of a party that isn’t willing to deal with a bunch on nationalist using this...
  • User AvatarSteve Way 25th Apr - 1:25pm
    I became convinced during the referendum campaign, and certainly in its aftermath that the Tories would be happier with a split. After all they would...
  • User AvatarRabih Makki 25th Apr - 1:21pm
    @ John....sorry that's just my style, very hard to change at this point in life. As for your almost suggesting Nick does not or did...
  • User Avatarmatt 25th Apr - 1:18pm
    It irritates me when I hear language like that coming from any of the leaders of all parties. But given the platform that Liberal Democrats...
  • User AvatarTony Greaves 25th Apr - 1:17pm
    Anyone who thinks the next Parliament will see the Lords being "abolished" is living in cloud cuckoo land. We might get a few more incremental...
Sat 25th Apr 2015