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Old 24th Aug 2017, 18:42
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....but Labour doesn't rely on logical argument when it comes to any other of its policies.
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 20:49
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Remember that the air quality issues are mainly caused by motor vehicles, not planes.
That will be the motor vehicles that look like lorries carrying freight, supplies etc, and coaches for staff transport & passengers to LHR. Also the construction vehicles, and of course the tankers fuelling the aircraft.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 11:52
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Which they're trying to mitigate by discouraging the use of private cars to Heathrow. I hope this will come down to UNITE pressuring Corbyn to put jobs before student politics, reminding him it was a Labour gov that approved this only for Cameron to stop it again.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 16:08
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A Labour Govt run by Corbyn's old mates Tony Bliar and Big Gordo...

oh yes - I'm sure that'll convince him.........................
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 16:56
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Blair and Gordo are OUT of the frame.

To return the airport, good to see this eventhough it will make no diff.

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Old 25th Aug 2017, 17:25
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Presumably if the ePassport gates worked as originally intended, they could be left operating 24 hours a day, with only a token number of Border Force personnel required to be on hand to deal with poor souls like me who have a passport with a duff chip.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 07:47
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"Blair and Gordo are OUT of the frame."

True but suggesting, as Skipness did, that mentioning them to the Sainted Jeremy will get him to back R3 is.... mistaken IMHO. He's viscerally against ANYTHING & EVERYTHING the two muppets were behind
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 09:36
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Presumably if the ePassport gates worked as originally intended, they could be left operating 24 hours a day, with only a token number of Border Force personnel required to be on hand to deal with poor souls like me who have a passport with a duff chip.
Dave, I said exactly the same thing about Gatwick...damn things never, ever work for me.

And then the roaming Border Security agent has to direct you back into another queue...

(It's probably not very PC of me to say this, but same Border Security agent is quite often not of these parishes...)
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 10:35
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I was suggesting that a Labour govt approved expansion on the grounds of jobs and the economy, something a lot of people in the wider party and more importantly the unions, strongly support.

As for "not of this parish", was flying out of LHR T5 a few weeks back when a Somali Muslim lady in head to foot black coverings walked past me in the queue and discreetly took a small package proferred to her by one of the HAL asian security staff who was about to go through the arch to go airside. Now they say "report anything suspicious" and I was actually about to ask what they were up to. On closer inspection, the muslim lady had a lanyard, so "staff" but not in uniform. Indeed exempt from uniform I think as she was then directing the queue of angol saxon post-Christian Europeans to keep us all safe from Islamist terror. She was even wearing black leather gloves......
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:35
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TBH she's probably a damn sight better at spotting a wrong 'un than you would be - on the other hand I'm sure you can spot someone wearing the wrong regimental tie at the Golf Club that she might miss....................
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:58
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A few questions

Does a direct LHr to XXX flight from LHR cause more or less pollution than the same trip via YYY and another few hours flying plus a second JetA 1 guzzling take off and climb?

How much more environmental damage would building Boris island cause than just building R3 ?

How will lack of long haul flights and destinations affect this country's ability to trade after Brexit. Surely the muppet show we have for a cabinet should 100% pro.

How many more runways will AMS FRA CDG have built by the time LHR 3 or an alternative is built

How many current Prune members will be still alive when this saga ends
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 15:02
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Heathrow Harry, disagree. Never played golf so shows you that judging people you've never clapped eyes on might not be your forte. In all seriousness given the stated wish of ISIS to recruit insiders, I genuinely believe hiring devout muslims who refuse to even adhere to the uniform is in any way smart
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 16:44
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A jest dear boy, a jest ........

And not all security or customs are in uniform anyway - I had a meeting last week with a senior Police Offcier who was on duty but in civis..................

TBH the best people to spot a rat are those who used to be rats....... or are close enough to know. A trotskyite can spot a communist at 400 yards (and vice versa) whereas to you or I they may well look like members of the Labour Party.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 17:48
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Originally Posted by pax britanica View Post
Does a direct LHR to XXX flight from LHR cause more or less pollution than the same trip via YYY and another few hours flying plus a second JetA 1 guzzling take off and climb?
It depends on the distance.

Landing at, say, Leeds on the way from LHR to Edinburgh is clearly going to burn more fuel than flying direct.

But flying non-stop from UK to Australia, as QF will do next year, burns more fuel than stopping enroute because of the need to depart heavy and tanker many tonnes of fuel over several thousand miles, instead of picking half of it up en route. Even allowing for the extra takeoff and landing, you still burn less if you stop halfway and fly lighter.
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Old 27th Aug 2017, 06:43
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Dave - didn't they talk about IF Rrefuelling at some point in the past?.........
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Old 27th Aug 2017, 08:21
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Qantas ran an April Fool's spoof ad many years ago featuring non-stop UK/Australia 747 flights made possible by in-flight refuelling.
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Old 27th Aug 2017, 13:47
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That will be ... and of course the tankers fuelling the aircraft.
You are aware, of course, that Heathrow fuel is delivered by pipeline, and through a stand hydrant system ?
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Old 27th Aug 2017, 14:15
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I'm pleased that someone actually corrected that schoolboy error, I was going to comment on that myself!
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Old 27th Aug 2017, 16:48
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You are aware, of course, that Heathrow fuel is delivered by pipeline, and through a stand hydrant system ?
Yes, but you don't just connect one end of a hose to the hydrant and the other to the aircraft - there's still a vehicle involved, albeit not a tanker:

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Labour could turn against Heathrow expansion
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Labour leaders could vote against allowing a third runway to be built at Heathrow due to environmental concerns about pollution.

The government wants to go ahead with Heathrow expansion but a final vote will not be taken in the House of Commons until 2018.

Labour has acknowledged the need for extra runway capacity in the south-east but has raised questions about the potential pollution and reduction in air quality created by Heathrow expansion.

Party sources have told the Financial Times that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is likely to vote against Heathrow expansion. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is also an opponent of a third runway.

One Labour source told the FT: "It has to pass our tests and no one here expects that to be likely”; while another said: “If the vote is any time soon there is no way we would back it, mainly on the basis of air quality, and that’s unlikely to change any time soon."
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Flip flop flip flop

Same with brexit.




"Blair and Gordo are OUT of the frame."

True but suggesting, as Skipness did, that mentioning them to the Sainted Jeremy will get him to back R3 is.... mistaken IMHO. He's viscerally against ANYTHING & EVERYTHING the two muppets were behind
Those "two muppets", masters of indecision, procrastinated, prevaricated and dithered just like those before and since, hence Cameron and his Libdem mates getting the opportunity to scrap it.


I was suggesting that a Labour govt approved expansion on the grounds of jobs and the economy, something a lot of people in the wider party and more importantly the unions, strongly support.
Dear oh dear, the unions and most Labour MPs support Heathrow expansion.



How much more environmental damage would building Boris island cause than just building R3 ?
Good question, but academic, Boris Island will never be built, even in the unlikely event of Boris becoming PM.
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