It is amazing to me that anybody thinks that the overarching ego that is Boris Johnson is fit to be or could be a British PM.
His personal fixation with a new airport hub in the estuary to the east of London might be worthy of consideration, if only for the novelty factor, but the turdulent thinking of his some of his spokespeople makes it clear that he is badly advised and in fact is probably more interested in the scheme for his own political ends rather than the good of the future of British civil aviation, British industry as a whole and the travelling British public.
Heathrow could shrink to one runway to fund new hub airport - Telegraph
Heathrow could be shrunk to a one-runway airport, with the proceeds from redeveloping the site used to partly fund a new £50bn hub to the east of London, according to the London Mayor's aviation adviser.
I don't know what the mayor and his aviation expert are smoking but it stinks more than the mud in the estuary I think...
Why Willie Walsh even gives credibility to all this baloney by talking about the closure of Heathrow is just beyond me. Perhaps he needs a rest in small Swiss clinic as well.
What with the ongoing rail fiasco it seems that any sensible discourse or transport strategy is beyond not only the politicians but also beyond senior transport executives as well.
"If Heathrow were a smaller airport that could potentially operate with one runway and with fewer terminal facilities, then part of the site becomes available for development," he said. "You could also bring in services that are now at Northolt and free that up for development. It's a large site adjacent to the A40 – there must be value in that."
It isn't April the 1st is it? Am I missing something or have I become stuck in the mud as well?