I will be looking to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to guarantee our rights to bank accounts. If I cannot get the time for that, I will be looking to amend the first relevant Bill that goes through the Commons.
Plus: The Government gets airports wrong and Burnham gets rail wrong. And: a miserable PMQs for Tory MPs.
Government needs to start planning now for our long-term transport needs. That might not be consistent with growing the airport.
Plus: Zac Goldsmith tells me that he won’t stand in a by-election if the Heathrow decision fails to go his way.
Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary and former miner, on UKIP, HS2, the Euston Arch, Heathrow and the desirability of getting ahead with one’s Christmas shopping.
MPs tend to think no further ahead than the next election – which won’t do.
Indecision on HS2. Blather over Heathrow. All Labour seems certain of is that Thomas the Tank Engine is sexist.
The Chairman of the Airports Commission makes his case.