MPs Back Heathrow Third Runway – the vote 415 yes : 119 no
It was an overwhelming vote in favour of the controversial plan for another runway at London Airport.
But there was one question that dominated the debate : Where was Boris Johnson? He did not attend, he was on a trip to Afghanistan. He had said he was against the third runway. But being away on business left him in a position where he did not have to vote. So guess where he landed🛬
Justine Greening, the former government minister, raised a point of order. She wondered if the time allotted to the debate this evening was sufficient for such an important matter. The Speaker, Mr Bercow said it is not a matter for him.
There is still more to come and who knows whether there will ever be a landing page for the third runway.
In the meantime, assuming all begins to roll ahead, work is expected to start 2021 and finish about 2024-5.
So, what are your thoughts on this. Were the MPs right to vote in favour? What about the people who live in the area. What will happen to them?
It’s a long road ahead. Drop by our comment box and leave your views
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