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Old 22nd Nov 2002, 18:03
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The Naked Airport Protester?

From www.thisislondon.co.uk

Jamie (Oliver)(Celeb Chef and Mockney Geezah) to lead airport march.

Maybe we should stop eating in celebrity restaurants, watching his programs and buying his books.

To misquote: "I don't think anyone should have a big celebrity forced upon them, it's such a terrifying thought"

Shame, his tray baked pork chops are pretty good, I'm going back to Delia

Jamie to lead airport march
By Danielle Demetriou, Evening Standard
22 November 2002
He's more commonly associated with extolling the virtues of flat-leaf parsley than talking politics. But celebrity chef Jamie Oliver will tomorrow leave the kitchen for the streets as he leads thousands of protesters through central London in opposition to government plans to expand Britain's airports.

The TV star, who grew up only miles from Stansted airport, has become the unofficial ambassador for those against the proposals.

Oliver said: "I don't think anyone should have a big airport forced upon them, it's such a terrifying thought.

"Wherever you live in the country, you wouldn't want to bring your family up with the intolerable noise and everything else negative that goes with a massive airport.

"As a country, we're really good at protecting and preserving listed buildings, ancient forests and countryside. So it seems mad that these plans would want them destroyed."

Along with his pregnant wife Jools and their daughter Poppy, Oliver's parents Sally and Trevor will also be at the march, which sets off from Westminster Abbey at 12.30pm.

The Olivers live and work in The Cricketer pub in the village of Clavering, Essex, four miles from Stansted. They fear that plans to expand the airport to cope with increased air travel will cause disruption to the rural area, and are particularly concerned about noise and pollution.

Mrs Oliver said: "We've lived in the area for 29 years. Jamie grew up here and our grandchildren are being raised here. It is a beautiful, peaceful country village.

"If the plans for expansion go ahead, it would be a total disaster."

Meanwhile, a poll commissioned by Medway council in Kent revealed 27 out of 38 airlines - including British Airways, BMI and Virgin Atlantic - vetoed the Government's options of building a new airport at Cliffe, Kent, or expanding Stansted.
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Old 22nd Nov 2002, 18:11
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27 out of 38 airlines - including British Airways, BMI and Virgin Atlantic - vetoed the Government's options of building a new airport at Cliffe, Kent, or expanding Stansted.
Since when did private companies get the power to veto the decisions of the elected government of the day?
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Yawn, yawn. Back in the early 70's when Gatwick handled 5 million people a year the airlines decided that no-one would ever fly from there.
In the 1960's, 70's, 80's and 90's airlines have been quoted as saying no-one would ever fly from Stansted.

Airlines will go where they perceive they can make money and will change all their plans if the new marketing director persuades the board it is worthwhile. Never say never. And never believe any airline person who says never.
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Old 23rd Nov 2002, 12:18
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Good luck to Mr Oliver I say. The only people who are going to benefit from the proposed expansion of Stansted are the developers. That part of the world has beautiful countryside, wildlife and mediaeval and Tudor history like you wouldn't believe (people live there as well). It would all be destroyed for no real purpose. What's more they'll take longer than advertised to do it and cause more disruption than any possible reward. Just look at the way they've dealt with the present fiasco which is small in comparison to future plans.
I personally don't believe there is enough of a market out there to warrant this plan. And what market there is, is cyclical and very susceptible to short term reductions.
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Old 23rd Nov 2002, 21:33
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He calls 4 miles from Stansted noisy and I live in West Drayton wirtually 3-4 miles from Heathrow and he calls Stansted one of the out of area type airports. I think its peacfull but I must agree aircraft noise and aircraft polution is now very badly disrupting health and fact is, what is the need for these extra runways we have not even got an airline promising it will be around by the airport expantions are put into place.

Sorry, I have nothing against Concorde but in the areas of Hayes, West Drayton, Iver, and Slough and the place which deal with the most noise and polution problems from my perspective is Hounslow right underneath the Heathrow flight path for either aircraft landing runway 27R, 9L and taking off. In Hounslow over near Feltham and going a bit further out they also get a lot of noise from the same things taking off and landing but this time its on 27R's sister 27L.
This time I don't see it is all Concorde's fault she's only poluting and making noise for about 2-3 minutes probaly less than that.
By the way this is only my personel opinion.

If you want information on Heathrow's noise you could try visiting Heathrow's visitor centre. Thanks
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We've had NIMBY's for a while but how about this new acronym

B uild
A bsolutely
N othing
N ew
A nywhere
N ear
A irports

Sir George Cayley

The air is a navigable ocean that laps at everyones door

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" Nobody should have a big airport thrust on them"???

Havent all the airports in question been there long before any modern development which brought the subarbs to their boundries? Maybe he should rewrite his claim saying "No airport should have a big housing estate thrust on it!!!"
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