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Old 12-10-2015, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Yet another delay to Heathrow decision... COMPLETE JOKE!!!

So once again the spineless idiots that are the MPs of this country delay the 3rd runway decision at LHR... it really is a sad state of affairs and a huge embarrassment for the UK... it makes me furious to think of all the years that pass by and millions upon millions of £s that is wasted on report after report and the lack of action makes the UK fall further behind the global aviation scene....

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Heathrow Airport runway decision delayed until summer - BBC News
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You highlighted the cause though, we are unique in the world where businessmen can capitalise on the govornments perceived need to satisfy all opposing parties with regards major infra structure projects. It's a money making scandal like all other projects, it has **** all to do with the environment or nimbys. I suspect a lot of MPs are getting kick backs off the consultancy fees, the same will go for the eventual land sale, materials suppliers, construction companies etc etc. It's why a high speed rail line or nuclear power plant in the UK costs 50 times more and takes 20 times longer to build than anywhere else on the planet. We even trump the Americans and the Aussies by quite some margin. It will NEVER change. Quite ironic considering the geological and geographical nature of the country. Relatively flat, densely populated and quite a small island...if we had real mountains to contend with or natural disasters, I suspect the rest of the world will be building light speed spacecraft by the time we had a complete HSR network or an airport with more than 2 f***ing runways...
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Default Re: Yet another delay to Heathrow decision... COMPLETE JOKE!!!

LHR will have all of this go through eventually, but at this rate by that time new issues will have arisen causing the need to review their master plan. You are spot on though with the issue of MPs benefiting from this slow process. There's a reason why the UK & US have such difficult times progressing through large projects and that is a key factor. In the meantime, I expect LGW will continue to receive up gauging of certain services where possible.
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its just an endless merry go round and by the time the decision is made then the current proposals will be no good... IMO both LGW and LHR should be getting an extra runway as each airport serves different purposes...

Guess it just the way the UK works... so frustrating!!
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Sounds like Congress is running the UK also.

Can not make any good decisions.
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