Every year of pointless delay pushes up operating costs, hobbles our exports, and lets international competitors steal the march on Britain.
Here he writes in opposition to Matthew Oakley’s piece last week, which opposed increased airport charges at Britain’s hub airport.
It is not their job to line the pockets of shareholders at the cost of undermining a vital national asset.
Ultimately, we either believe in free enterprise, and put customers and passengers ahead of fat-cat bosses and bureaucrats, or we don’t.
In some cases, officials seem confused around the rules, which one said change virtually every day.
Investment in this infrastructure can create thousands of jobs and opportunities in new areas.
The Justice Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury lead our cast of ministers, MPs, and experts for Day One.
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
The coverage of death rates in this country has been lacking in nuance – leading people to have skewed perceptions of the UK’s performance.
Fortunately, there are workable alternatives on the table already – see what’s happening at Heathrow and Vienna, and in Iceland.
It is a supreme irony that the EU has effectively ended free movement, while the UK continues to embrace it
The decision illustrates how previous parliaments have freighted the process of policy-making with an increasingly onerous lattice of ill-defined obligations.
If there’s one thing which ought to unite even the most passionate partisans of the different proposals, it’s the abject state of British decision-making on infrastructure.
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