Boris to speak at anti-Heathrow rally

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is to speak at a rally against Heathrow expansion.

As the Evening Standard reports, the rhetoric from the anti-expansion camp is increasingly pugilistic ahead of the first deadline for submissions to the Davies Review.

Boris will speak at a rally in Barn Elms, Wandsworth, on April 27, while Richmond Council are organising a panel discussion on May 3 featuring Zac Goldsmith and a number of other speakers opposed to expansion, with Frank Wingate of West London Business the only likely pro-expansion speaker.

Hillingdon and Richmond councils have both launched “referenda”, while Hounslow has launched a consultation on residents’ views of potential expansion at Heathrow.

The Airport feel the Hillingdon poll is not on a current issue. A Heathrow spokesperson told the Hillingdon Times: “Hillingdon is conducting a referendum on an outdated proposal, which is not being advocated by Heathrow and which was ruled out by the Government in 2010.”

Nicholas True, the leader of Richmond council, told the Standard: “Its a bare-knuckle fight and I’m up for it.”


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