Boris Pledges To Block Third Runway Bulldozers
In Boris Johnson’s speech, following his election as MP for Uxbridge and Ruislip South, he pledged to physically block bulldozers to stop a third runway at Heathrow.
At 4.33am Boris said that he had been following the results of the other constituencies in Hillingdon Borough and commented that he would work with John McDonnell, the Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington who held his seat.
Boris said, “John McDonnell, yes John, I will join you. I will lie down with you in front of those bulldozers and stop the building, stop the construction of that third runway.”
Campaigners are hopeful that the Davies Commission will have examined the facts, including the recent Supreme Court ruling, and announce that it cannot recommend further expansion at Heathrow. However, it is good to know that MPs are fully committed to fighting a third runway even if that means direct action of some kind.
Boris went on to say that he would work with both local MPs to secure the rebuilding of Hillingdon Hospital.
He then mentioned HS2 and said he would look at “mitigating the impact of HS2 on outer London and getting a scheme that the city can support.”