Monday, 25 August 2008


The Guardian quotes British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh as saying that Breaking up BAA, the monopoly airport owner privatised by the Tories, will not help passengers. His main argument is that the issue of concern for the Competition Commission is already being addressed. BAA, like BA, is already:
enthusiastically backing a third runway at Heathrow
That's OK then. The Guardian says that the extended consultation over the third runway:
has alarmed airline executives, who fear campaigning by local residents and environmental groups is swaying ministers.
God forbid that the government would listen to public opinion rather than vested business interests.

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