US News Boris Johnson DEFIES PM’s gag over Heathrow third runway plan by saying the London airport is not the ‘right place’ for expansion

13:20  07 june  2018
13:20  07 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Boris Johnson has defied a the PM ' s gag on speaking out against Heathrow 's third runway - suggesting the airport is ' not the right place ' for expansion . The Foreign Secretary made clear his disapproval after the Cabinet finally signed off the project in principle this week.

Where will the third runway at Heathrow Airport go? However, the plan was later scrapped and put off for five years. The Conservatives have reportedly been divided over the plans , leading to Theresa May needing support from Labour and the SNP for the vote to go ahead.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves the Foreign Office on his way to the cabinet meeting in Downing Street, London. © PA Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves the Foreign Office on his way to the cabinet meeting in Downing Street, London.

Boris Johnson has defied a the PM's gag on speaking out against Heathrow's third runway - suggesting the airport is 'not the right place' for expansion.

The Foreign Secretary made clear his disapproval after the Cabinet finally signed off the project in principle this week.

Theresa May wrote to ministers after the announcement on Tuesday, warning that they must not publicly oppose the plans on the national stage.

  Boris Johnson DEFIES PM’s gag over Heathrow third runway plan by saying the London airport is not the ‘right place’ for expansion © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

But Mr Johnson, who previously vowed to 'lie down in front of bulldozers' to prevent Heathrow expansion, told a Conservative Way Forward event last night: 'It’s the right idea, not in the right place.' 

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Mrs May is facing a backbench rebellion when the plans to build a third runway are voted on in Parliament over the next few weeks. 

Defying a three-line whip would normally mean a minister has to resign.

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However, Mr Johnson - whose constituency is close to the flightpath - is expected simply to be out of the country when the vote happens over the coming weeks.

Mrs May has written to ministers to say that those with long-standing objections to a third runway at Heathrow will be permitted to restate their views at a local level - but not campaign actively against the decision. 

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Heathrow ’ s third runway APPROVED: Chris Grayling says Cabinet give green light to scheme. CONTENTIOUS plans to build a new runway at London ’ s Heathrow airport have got the thumbs-up from Theresa May’ s cabinet – paving the way for lawmakers to vote on the issue later this month

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The runway is expected to cost £14billion and be running by 2026. 

a group of people in uniform: But Theresa May hit back (pictured in the Commons today) - insisting the cost of the project will be funded by the private sector alone © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited But Theresa May hit back (pictured in the Commons today) - insisting the cost of the project will be funded by the private sector alone

It will deliver at least 260,000 extra flights a year, giving Heathrow the capacity for dozens of new routes to trade hubs and tourist destinations. 

Up to £2.6billion will be spent by the airport on compensation for residents, noise insulation and improvements to the local area.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling argued that the runway would provide an estimated £74billion boost to the economy over 60 years and better connect the UK to the world with an extra 16million long-haul seats available by 2040.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Mr Johnson, pictured in Downing Street this week, previously vowed to 'lie down in front of bulldozers' to prevent Heathrow expansion © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Johnson, pictured in Downing Street this week, previously vowed to 'lie down in front of bulldozers' to prevent Heathrow expansion

It will also provide more flights to regional airports. But critics warn the plan is 'expensive and complex' and bad for the environment, with some saying Gatwick airport should be made larger instead.

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Boris Johnson said the Government' s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow airport will turn parts of London into 'hell'.

Does London Heathrow need a new runway ? Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says it will allow more connecting flights with other UK airports – but there has been fierce opposition to the third runway .

Mr Johnson previously backed a new development in Kent, having criticised the economic and environmental case while Mayor of London. 

Mrs May faced a backlash over the plans from former Cabinet minister Justine Greening yesterday - as she branded the project the 'worst kind of nationalisation'.

File photo dated 16/04/18 of Theresa May © PA File photo dated 16/04/18 of Theresa May

She said: ‘Heathrow played an absolute blinder with the DFT (Department for transport)  – they are a privately owned company that now has DFT policy to give them an active monopoly status.

‘They have somehow managed to get a poison pill clause agreed by the DFT that means the taxpayer has to cover all their costs if things go wrong.

‘Isn’t this the worst kind of nationalisation – the public sector and taxpayers owning all of the Heathrow downsides and risks and the private sector owning all of the upsides and financial returns.’ 

a group of people around each other: Former Education Secretary Justine Greening (pictured in the Commons yesterday) confronted Mrs May about the plans at PMQs yesterday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former Education Secretary Justine Greening (pictured in the Commons yesterday) confronted Mrs May about the plans at PMQs yesterday

Buts Mrs May said the plans to build  a third runway at the west London airport will bring much-needed jobs to the country. She said: ‘Yesterday’s decision to support Heathrow expansion demonstrates this Governments commitment to delivering the jobs and major infrastructure that this country needs to thrive.

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Mayor of London and top Tory Boris Johnson claims the Heathrow expansion plan will not go ahead. Boris Johnson has stressed that his services as a "bulldozer blocker" will not be needed after an independent report backed plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport .

A British Airways 747 aircraft flies over rooftops as it comes into land at Heathrow Airport in west London in this Feb. LONDON — Britain’ s government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to building a third runway at London Heathrow , Europe’ s biggest airport by passenger numbers, a long-awaited

‘But the airport expansion will be fully financed by the private sector. The statement of principles is clear that it does not give Heathrow airport limited the right to claim any costs or losses from Government should their scheme not proceed.’ 

Meanwhile, Labour has hinted it could vote against the airport expansion plans. A spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn said the party remained in favour of airport expansion in the south east, subject to four tests set out on the manifesto.

a plane parked on a beach: The Prime Minister said the huge project at Heathrow (pictured) was part of the overhaul needed to ensure the UK can 'thrive' outside the EU © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Prime Minister said the huge project at Heathrow (pictured) was part of the overhaul needed to ensure the UK can 'thrive' outside the EU

But in a signal Labour could vote against the Government’s plans, the spokesman said: ‘It has to meet those four tests.’

The spokesman would not be drawn on which of the tests – on noise, air quality, climate change and economic growth – was causing concern. But he said Labour needed to see ‘more detail’ before deciding whether to back the Government version. 

After the long-delayed airport expansion finally received Government approval the PM today said the plans will be brought to parliament to be voted on in a 'timely' fashion.

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