Goldsmith launches film competition

Zac Goldsmith MP has launched a film competition to highlight opposition to a third runway at Heathrow as the anti-airport campaigners ratchet up the noise.

Goldsmith is offering a £10,000 first prize in the competition, for which he has recruited Hugh Grant and former Tory MP Giles Brandreth as judges.

Entrants to the competition called “No Ifs, No Buts” will be asked to submit a short film to highlight opposition to a third runway.

Goldsmith said: “A green light for Heathrow expansion is effectively a green light for a vast, foreign-owned and taxpayer-subsidised monopoly on one edge of our great city.”

One commentator has observed that it is possible that the construction of any new estuary airport or additional runways at other UK airports would be funded by a mix of taxpayers’ money and private  investment, including some from overseas.

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