I MISSED last night’s Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) meeting which the Prime Minister addressed.
There are usually at least 200 or so attendees, and apparently three or four of them gave the PM a hard time over the impending Heathrow announcement. So now, Sky News are reporting a possible delay in the the announcement while GB tries to smooth some ruffled feathers. I hope this isn’t true – we need a positive announcement about the third runway going ahead as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, some luvvies (and a couple of MPs) have tried to scupper any future development by buying up some of the land that would be needed for construction. Must be nice not to have to worry about the economy or unemployment. But if the runway gets the go-ahead, I have a feeling such gestures won’t count for much, or at least I hope they don’t.
I saw an interview on TV last night with a young girl who had taken part in a “peaceful” protest at Terminal One (apparently it’s okay to have a demonstration which disrupts people’s travel plans, provided you don’t hit any police officers) who was bemoaning the fact that she had been reduced to this kind of protest because no-one was listening to her arguments. Well, perhaps she should consider this: maybe her arguments have been listened to but have been found wanting. Just because you feel strongly about something does not necessarily mean that your view must prevail.