Sarah Olney: Heathrow expansion plans show government desperate over hard Brexit

Sarah responds to proposals published by the Government Thursday 2nd February for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston Sarah Olney said:

“The Government is so desperate to reassure businesses over its hard Brexit plans that it is willing to steamroller over those communities opposed to Heathrow expansion.
 
“The economic benefits of a third runway are disputed, but we know for certain that millions of people will suffer from increased noise, pollution and traffic if this goes ahead.

“The Liberal Democrats will continue our decades-fight against Heathrow expansion and will work closely with local councils and campaign groups to ensure those affected make their voices heard."