Ed Warburton

Heathrow - third runway flies in face of good sense

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As Socialist Review went to press protesters were due to converge on Heathrow in a demonstration to oppose the airport's expansion.

The groundswell against a third runway demands attention. But other voices have the ears of Gordon Brown's government - the lobbyists for British Airways (BA), airport operator BAA and the bosses' CBI. BA's future profits require expansion if they are to follow the record £875 million operating profit in the year to March.

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