Thursday, July 02, 2015

Fracking and Heathrow

We have the situation of a council going against its own legal advice to refuse planning permission for the UK's first Fracking site.

What the BBC and its Luddite allies fail to report is the impact this will have on the UK. Our balance of payments will get worse ( its terrible right now ), gas costs will stay high, industry will continue to leave the UK and fuel poverty will rise as gas prices increase and green rent charging makes a few very rich and freezes pensioner to death.

Also we have the beating about the bush on Heathrow.

Yes there needs to be a 3rd and a 4th runnway at Heathrow.

The idea of moving Heathrow further West might have worked, but failing that its timne to get on with it. The alternative is to continue to fall behind the rest of the world. The UK now depends on services to pay the bills and those services depend on links to the world. Gatwick just won't cut it as a hub airport.

What these two issues have in common is a need for political leadership.

I'm not going to hold my breath on that one.

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