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PM Must “Stop Faffing” Over Heathrow Decision

Monday, October 17, 2016

GMB Calls On PM To “Stop Faffing” Over Heathrow Decision

There is no good reason to delay this decision any longer says GMB

GMB has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to urgently make a decision over the future of Heathrow expansion. It follows the news that Prime Minister Theresa May was to allow a short pause on the government’s final decision.

The future of Heathrow expansion will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting tomorrow but no final decision is expected.

Mick Rix, GMB National Officer, said:

“It’s time for Theresa May to stop faffing and approve the process of expanding Heathrow so that it can remain the world class airport hub the UK needs it to be.”

“A decision over Heathrow expansion is now a matter of urgency as 180,000 new jobs and 10,000 new apprenticeships hang in the balance. A predicted £211 billion in economic benefits – not to mention a much needed shot in the arm for UK steel industry – could not come at a more crucial time. There is no good reason to delay this decision any longer."


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