Andy has just resigned from the government over Heathrow. Now I am probably one of the worst carbon emitters in Hammersmith & Fulham because my job entails regular travel to Africa and Asia but even I can see the short sightedness of continually expanding the airport.
Lets face it Heathrow is crap. In fact its a national embarassment. Given the choice I would use Luton or Stansted but they dont take long haul. And there is the point - expand yes but not at Heathrow all the time. Even though I live in West London the route from Stansted or Gatwick is just as convenient and if I was going to central London would actually be better.
Andy supported our local campaign to stop TFL ruining our local street. His actions today are clearly those of a politician with his eye on local opinion, but he deserves a huge vote of appreciation for making the sacrifice he has today.
Andy's letter to local constituents is here