July 9th, 2014

Where would building one new runway create two world class airports and a Greater Britain? Gatwick Obviously.

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Global cities like New York, Paris and Tokyo don’t rely on one airport for their travel needs. They spread capacity through a network of airports to make flying more convenient for passengers and ensure the country doesn’t have all of its eggs in one basket. Expansion at Gatwick would ease the pressure Heathrow is under and ensure that London, and Britain, remains competitive in the world market.

It would also give passengers more choice. Competition between UK airports has benefitted us all with better service and lower fares. A third runway at Heathrow would simply reinstate a monopoly but expansion at Gatwick would increase competition between airports, and ensure that the future of air travel is better for everyone. Find out why Gatwick is the obvious choice for the UK’s next runway here


165 Comments

  1. 1
    Dosh Break says:

    Filthy Lucre sponsor alert

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 2
    Cinna says:

    Slow news day?

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  3. 3
    10north says:

    Is it Boris Island?

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  4. 5
    2009glorydays says:

    Love that in the iPhone at least you gets google advert at the top of the page of a sponsored post. It’s trying to flog me a quantity surveyor. Would they agree with Gatwick?

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  5. 6
    Winston says:

    AS we know, Guido will publish anything for the right money

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  6. 7
    The pilot says:

    And how much will you have to pay US airlines to move to Gatwick.

    A few years ago they moved en masse to Heathrow, just as soon as they were allowed to.

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    • 8
      M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

      It’s a very short hop. What’s the problem?

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    • 83
      Anonymous says:

      Heathrow is in the wrong place. Flying over London spewing even more filth into the air as well as waking up tens of thousands and risking a disasterous crash… No question that we need a long term solution – not adding half a runway or shifting it furher west by a smidgen – so let us take the opportunity to put London’s main airport in the right place.

      This is our chance to get it right – take it and sod the money men.

      i am sick of bleating insiders banging their own drums.

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    • 151
      bathugeo says:

      A few years ago Gatwick was owned by Heathrow and treated the former as merely an overspill with all the investment going into Heathrow. Not surprisingly, everybody wanted to be at the ‘main’ airport. Now the competition commission has broken BAA up, Heathrow Airport Limited is trying to shore up its monopoly via the airports commission. This is despite the enormous technical challenges moving motorways, railways, reservoirs and thousands of acres of lost flood plane. As ever, Heathrow has no regard for noise or air pollution suffered by its neighbours or that there is nowhere nearby to build the houses that the supposed economic growth a third runway would generate.

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      • 163
        England: the world's rubbish tip. says:

        Is that why I have to pay five hundred quid in “fees” and “taxes” to fly in and out of Heathrow?

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  7. 9
    under the flight path says:

    No thanks.
    Local infrastructure can barely cope at the moment.
    Expand an airport in the centre of the country rather
    than the south eastern corner.

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    • 35
      Hugh Janus says:

      In the interests of balance:

      http://www.gacc.org.uk/

      Those who live around Heathrow and Gatwick have had their fill of aircraft noise, it is now somebody else’s turn – if indeed yet another airport is required at all.

      I expect this post to last all of 5 minutes!

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      • 47
        Essex geezer says:

        The problem with Heathrow is it’s not just the people around the airport. The planes circle around the whole city. I’ve lived in South London where the transAtlantic 747s U-turn onto the final approach and I’ve lived in North London where they have the giant Airbuses loop around until there’s a gap to land them. Heathrow is at capacity and we’re using 5 other airports, from Sussex to Essex to Bedfordshire to cope.

        We really need a big 4 runway hub. Gatwick would be a pretty good choice if we put proper rail infrastructure in, as it’s straight into Victoria station.

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        • 55
          The Public says:

          “Gatwick would be a pretty good choice if we put proper rail infrastructure in, as it’s straight into Victoria station.”

          Great – and if you want to get to the airport from outside London?? People don’t want to lug heavy bags around on trains and London Underground. Build it somewhere where the roads can cope and somewhere that doesn’t have the massive obstacle that is London built in the middle of every connecting route.

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          • Essex geezer says:

            Where can you build it that many people won’t need to travel through London to get there?

            I’d be all for building a ring railway around London to avoid that but all our taxes seem to go on benefits.

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          • The Voice of Reason says:

            Gatwick can serve probably 25 million people with ease.

            That’s a largish country.

            There’s no reason why people from the North and Midlands shouldn’t use their regional airports for holidays and short haul business trips.

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        • 66
          well says:

          I thought Manchester was the new centre of the
          Universe-expand that airport and give those of us
          in the SE a break.

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        • 70
          M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

          This presumes that most people landing in London are heading for central London which is not true. Most are in transit and many are heading elsewhere in the UK and the last thing they need is to have to negotiate central London from Victoria to Euston with a load of bags and kids in tow.

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  8. 11
    The Boss says:

    Unlikely the World will want to use London as a hub when Britain becomes an Islamic State.

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  9. 12
    Chipping something says:

    Use that airfield where the Stig drives the reasonably priced car

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  10. 13
    Bjorn_Again says:

    My charger won’t work until Gatwick.

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  11. 15
    Adam Farrell says:

    If it was “obvious” every single legacy airline would not have moved out as soon as they could get into LHR leaving only bucket and spade behind. Quite news day boys?

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  12. 17
    Graves End says:

    The Isle of Wigit would make a good airport, failing that then Dogger Bank

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  13. 24
    Saynotogatwick says:

    Gatwick will be real handy for passengers from the Midland and North. We love driving round the M25, it’s so nice and clear. A lovely trip.

    Build a new runway at Heathrow, quick as possible.

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  14. 25
    Remember Stephen Sutton's Teenage cancer fund says:

    Well said, Guido! Plus Gatwick actually wants this, whereas the people around all of the other airports will fight the government forever if it’s dumped on them.

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    • 53
      The Public says:

      Idiot – most of the people living around the M25 and M23 in East Surrey/Sussex do NOT BLOODY WANT THIS. I KNOW BECAUSE I LIVE HERE.

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      • 84
        Me too says:

        People living around Gatwick have been fighting
        this for YEARS.
        Let those in the Midlands and North share
        the aircraft noise, pollution, road congestion and
        travel disruption.Plus benefit from the convenience
        when they want to fly
        It’s sheer madness to have to whole country travelling
        to the South East.

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        • 108
          Are u fick or summat? says:

          This problem isn’t caused by Midlanders or Northerners. It’s not their fault you want to live in an overpopulated dung heap. Midlanders and Northerners have their own airports and if they need to connection flights they usually go via Schipohl or Frankfurt.

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          • The Black Fingernail says:

            Well said. What’s it got to do with us northerners? If a Tory PM, elected by you southern dickheads, wants to pollute you further then you know what to do or who to blame, don’t you?

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  15. 26
    Remember Stephen Sutton's Teenage cancer fund says:

    There are a few flies in the ointment of course, in respect of any airport expansion:

    1. Most airports pay no corporation tax.

    2. Aviation’s grossly subsidised – pays no tax/VAT on fuel, duty free or aircraft

    3. One aviation auth handed out £5K – £10K each to hundreds of MPs

    4. Air tourism makes a balance of payments loss: more go out than come in

    5. The richest frequent flyers gain from cheap flights, the rest pay for these

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    • 31
      Guido is a Jeremy Hunt says:

      I do hope Guido reads the above before he takes some more dirty money, get a backbone Guido

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      • 73
        I'm definitely not Spartacus says:

        Guido would publish ads for Elm Guest house if the price was right.

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        • 88
          M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

          It’s good that he does not discriminate. If I were an advertiser I’d be a bit miffed if I needed to pass some morality test about my proposed facilities development.

          Not sure how an exemption from tax can be considered a subsidy any more that a spare room subsidy is a bedroom tax,

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          • Maqboul the fool says:

            Oh dear, he’s opened his mouth again.

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          • Ma­­qb­oul says:

            Poor old sockpuppet can’t address the substance of my post and resorts to an embarrassing ad hominem attack – I type with my mouth closed.

            Who’s the fool?

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          • Maqboul the dullard watch says:

            Errr advertisers DO have to pass a sort of ‘morality test’. Ever head of the advertising standards society ?

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  16. 27
    Anonymous says:

    “Where would building one new runway create two world class airports and a Greater Britain?”
    How about in those wide open virtually empty spaces between politician’s ears? This might enable them to indulge in flights of fancy. To perhaps visit a future, where corporeal presence is as out of date as ‘high speed’ trains and vulnerable planes soon will be. That is, if they don’t end up taking us all where the rest of the dinosaurs went.

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  17. 28
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Both Gatwick and Heathrow need to be expanded.

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  18. 29
    Isis Commander says:

    I have many dedicated labourers who can help with construction, very cheap, just send me a copy of the blue prints…

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  19. 30
    Mr Anonymous says:

    Heathrow is the hub airport expand that, silly.

    No one wants to land at Heathrow, then have to lug their suitcases across the South East to Gatwick in order to catch a flight to somewhere else.

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    • 40
      Sue Denim says:

      I’ve done that a few times and it’s a real pain.

      Iit would help an awful lot if there were more direct international flights from Manchester and Birmingham. Scheduled flights – not holiday flights.

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      • 41
        Anonymous says:

        Depends where you want to go but Manchester has great links eastwards with Emirates, Etihad etc. Refuse to go anywhere Heathrow and definitely won’t use BA better known as London Airways.

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    • 69
      Fog says:

      Need a fast train linking Heathrow and Gatwick without having to haul luggage on the underground. Coaches Heathrow-Gatwick-Heathrow are o.k. but get caught up in horrendous traffic around Heathrow/M25.

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      • 90
        Granny Grunt says:

        And that traffic will only worsen with every Heathrow or Gatwick expansion,
        having a dreadful knock-on effect on the profitability of other businesses.

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  20. 33
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    So what is this then? Tittle tattle, gossip, or rumour?

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  21. 43
    0.7HB says:

    as the Planet Earth passes through the area of space known as Truthfulness awareness of time and momentum increases with understanding of Purity.

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  22. 44
    Ingenieur says:

    Boris Island is a bold and imaginative scheme that solves a lot of problems at a stroke. Virtually unlimited space in the Thames estuary in which to build it, fast and easy access to the City (perhaps by hovercraft), and with an approach path over the sea hardly any problems of safety, congestion, noise, CPOs, etc. If we had politicians of conviction we would have had it built by now.

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    • 51
      Essex geezer says:

      I agree but should have been done 10 years ago. If we start now, by the time it’s built they’ll have invented flying cars and there won’t be any airlines.

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      • 56
        Fred the pensioner says:

        Oh dear, moody botty at it again. Try once more:

        Fred the pensioner says:
        Your comment is awaiting moderation.
        July 9, 2014 at 11:01 am

        We already have our share of conv icted politicians – with more to come soon by the sound of things!

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        • 123
          Jack Ketch says:

          Yesterday my post that mentioned the correct medical term for a child-doctor was modded as well as one that referred in a friendly way to the religion of Rabbis.

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    • 54
      Fred the pensioner says:

      We already have our share of convicted politicians – with more to come soon by the sound of things!

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    • 63
      Fuck the EU says:

      Correct.

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  23. 48
    0.7HB says:

    or just stop air travel.

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    • 57
      Brighton greenie says:

      Yay, let’s stop the plebs flying to their ghastly holiday destinations in Majorca and grubby bankers flying to New York. Of course people like us must be allowed proper world travel, for instance I’m flying first class to Sydney in September for a world conference on how air travel is affecting climate change, and my floppy haired, artistic children should be allowed their gap yaahs in Asia and South America. But definitely keep the oiks off the planes.

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      • 146
        Rams Gate on Sea says:

        ..especially those travelling Business Class with 4 x 2 year olds in tow – especially if it is a long haul overnight flight.

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  24. 49
    Peminum says:

    Sod the south. I live in the North East, and can get to anywhere that I want to via a short hop across to Schiphol. Fifteen minutes in a taxi, stroll into airport drop off luggage – checked through to destination. No haul to Thiefrow or Gutwick. Simples.

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    • 85
      Former Government Minister says:

      Do they check your luggage when you return ?

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    • 162
      Roy Stirred-Oyster says:

      Agreed – 10 minutes to Birmingham Airport (now with newly extended runway), then a short hop to Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt and all destinations beyond. I’ve never had to circle these airports waiting to land unlike Heathrow and Gatwick.

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  25. 50
    Gareth says:

    What about Southampton or Bournemouth or even Bristol and Exeter there’s enough airports in the East, Midlands and North that fly international so expand the ones in the South West saving us hours of traveling time!

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  26. 52
    The Public says:

    Fuck off. The M25 and local roads in the area are already a joke. The idea of building another run way and all the attendant traffic trying to get through the M25 and M23 is ridiculous.

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  27. 58
    Fred the pensioner says:

    So, the consensus appears to be to tell the sponsor to go jump out of an aeroplane.

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  28. 60
    0.7HB says:

    In invention is assertion of life, creative response and biological adaptability shows human will one day become God. Time yet to be unfolded allows by assertion of mental will the creation itiself.

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  29. 61

    An enlarged airport in the heartlands of NIMBY fundamentalism? Good luck with that one.

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  30. 62
    Brazil Nuts says:

    I bet the ordinary Brazilians are pissed off. That world cup cost them a fortune and they have nothing to show for it except humiliation on the world stage.

    One small mercy though, is that they did not have a socialist propaganda opening ceremony and the State broadcaster ordering them to celebrate their Health service.

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  31. 65
    Andrew says:

    Not till 2019. Planning agreements are contractual and sacrosanct.

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  32. 68
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Civil Airliners as well as cars will soon be banned as we are well past peak oil/gas.

    The days of cheap oil/gas ($10 a barrel in the 80s) are over.

    We are headed back to the feudal agricultural system that existed before the industrial revolution.

    The only unknown is how long the collapse of modern civilisation will take.

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    • 74
      Wrong says:

      There is no peak oil and gas. It’s becoming mainstream science that the Earth produces Hydrocarbons without any need for fossils.

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      • 96
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        So why the big rush for fracking?

        And why are Germany building so many coal fired power stations?

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        • 97
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

          And why the big rush to produce more electric cars?

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        • 102
          a says:

          Because there is an abundant supply of hydrocarbons that 10 years ago no one realised existed.

          That is why.

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          • do tell says:

            where are they?

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          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

            So when is oil going to return to $10 a barrel and gas prices return to their 1980s level?

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          • Everything has gone up in price since those days, because governments and central banks manage fiat currencies incompetently.

            There is no limit to human ingenuity; no need to hanker for the days of the donkey-cart and the caravel.

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          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

            But oil prices were much higher in the 70s then fell back to $10 a barrel even though we had a period of high inflation.

            Recently we have had a record period of low inflation and yet oil prices have skyrocketed to over $100 a barrel.

            It’s obvious that this due to world demand vastly exceeding supply (due to emerging market demands from China,India etc.)

            Oil is a finite and diminishing resource, therefore the price will continue to skyrocket way above the ordinary level of inflation.

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    • 110
      Mad Max says:

      I hope not. I was looking forward to civilisation collapsing so I can drive around in a fuel injected muscle car dressed in black leather. Now you are saying there won’t be any petrol?

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      • 117
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        The “Mad Max” world was the aftermath of a nuclear war, so there were still supplies of oil/petrol around.

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        • 130
          Tachybaptus says:

          Dwindling stocks surrounded by armed guards — who may yet be needed if the stuff gets any more expensive.

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  33. 71
    Sail away says:

    It’s about time someone started a regular sailing again between Southampton and New York. Two day’s passage, no pissing about at check ins, a lot bloody safer, more relaxing and good fun too.

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    • 81
      Anonymous says:

      Achille Lauro looked loads of fun. Very safe.

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    • 101
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Sailing will be the only way to travel the globe in the near future as oil runs out.

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      • 105
        lopi says:

        Oil is not running out. The planet is literally awash with it. Peak oil was a myth.

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        • 111
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

          So when is oil going to return to $10 a barrel?

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          • Anonymous says:

            The same time that houses start go back to costing £5,000.

            It is called I N F L A T I O N

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          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

            So inflation over the last 30 years has been over 1000% (oil going from $10 to over $100 dollars a barrel).

            I think you’ll find it’s the law of supply and demand in the case of house prices.

            Unlike houses where you can just build more to bring down the price, there is a finite and ever diminishing supply of oil.

            If the world is awash with all this oil/hydrocarbons, as lopi says, then presumably oil prices will fall back to $10 a barrel as supply surges and there is a glut of oil once again.

            I wonder if lopi is going short on the price of oil any time soon :-)

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          • Whack-a-mole says:

            In addition to inflation, you perhaps could consider that OPEC might just possibly manipulate the production of oil to ensure the maximum price per barrel is achieved…just a thought.

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  34. 72
    Tom says:

    What all this overlooks is that even if they built a second runway at Gatwick it still would not in any way be a world class airport.

    Gatwick is a shithole regional airport, for people flying to Magaluf on budget airlines. It will never be an international hub. I have been to better airports in third world countries.

    What we need is a single hub airport – whether this is Heathrow or a new Boris Island.

    International business travellers wont accept having to schlepp from Heathrow to Gatwick on a shitty, overpriced rail link.

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    • 98
      Are u fick or summat? says:

      That sounds like the bad old days. I suspect you have not been there recently. It’s actually quite good now and certainly less congested than Heathrow.

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      • 152
        Tom says:

        Wrong,

        I fly out of Gatwick every week on business and it is still shit.

        Compared to the new Heathrow terminals it is like flying out of Mogadishu on a bank holiday.

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    • 128
      Tachybaptus says:

      Any new airport will have a shitty overpriced rail link. But however shitty it is, you’ll have a shittier time when you get to the airport.

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    • 165

      I fly from Gatwick to Dublin most weeks, Gatwick is much more convenient and easier to get to from the City than Heathrow.

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  35. 77
    0.7HB says:

    when the planet passes through the area of space called Realization then will be understood all conscious devices share aspects of awareness, for example devices going by the name Islamic are experiencing the aspect of consciousness called Nightmare and we should applaud their sacrifice and embracing of Misery.

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  36. 78
    EC1 PhD says:

    A neat way to reach the 3 second attention span of our MPs – well done, PR team. And good on Guido for accepting their shilling to pay for Mrs Guido’s holiday in the South of France where he can enjoy that French prat’s book on socialist econobollox.

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  37. 89
    Just get on with it says:

    FFS stop pissing about and do what other crowded countries have done (using British expertise too) and build on reclaimed land from the sea. A Thames estuary airport is so bleeding obvious.

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  38. 92

    Guido has cleverly become a lobbyist!

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    • 99
      Are u fick or summat? says:

      It’s called advertising, numbnuts.

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    • 103
      actually says:

      Cleverly?
      It clearly states it’s a sponsored post.
      Just like in newspapers where there are
      adverts and advertisment features.
      It’s called running a business.
      Fair play to Guido that he allows the
      negative comments.

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      • 150
        StevieBC says:

        Fair point, but the reason I started following GF 5+ years ago was specifically because he was NOT like the mainstream media.

        But it does appear that the site is slowly morphing into a Mail online site, what with the dumbing down of the posts – sponsored or not.

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  39. 95
    MB. says:

    I would think that those ‘global cities’ have several airports for the same reason as London i.e. historical reasons. Many would prefer a single airport if they had available land and could overcome vested interests from their existing airports.

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  40. 104
    Delia says:

    I didn’t want to say anything before but seeing Gatwick flaunting itself in the press drove me to say something. When I was younger I was taken to Gatwick Airport as a birthday treat. It was really friendly but my parents left me alone for a minute and while they were gone Gatwick tried to kiss me. I tried to push it away but it whispered something about the size of its runway and pressed itself against me. When my parents returned I was in tears but said nothing because I was scared they wouldn’t believe me.

    So now the truth is out. Gatwick airport is a monster and should be stopped before other young lives are ruined.

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  41. 106

    What’s wrong with Manston ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 107
      Essex geezer says:

      I’m with Farage on 9/10 things but Thanet is way too far for a London hub.

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      • 115

        With a decent high speed rail link it could work. Might be able to fork what was put in for the Eurostar.

        Would be a good boost for that part of Kent: If it could free up slots at H’eathrow / G’atwick no need for another runway.

        Margate should be a choice holiday destination, and we know there is a good golf course at Sandwich…

        There are other issues with Manston which need closer attention.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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  42. 116

    Flying is so like being in prison: the waiting, the boredom, the intimate searches, the cramped, uncomfortable conditions, the disgusting food, being continually watched and suspected, the supension of normal human rights and having no choice of cellmate. Unlike prison, you cannot play ping-pong or have avdecent cup of tea.

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    • 124
      Tachybaptus says:

      And trying to escape is an even worse idea.

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    • 134
      Rich person with own private jet says:

      Never found flying to be a problem. More champagne.

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      • 139
        0.7HB says:

        I was on a plane from Bangladesh to Uk a very long time ago and noticed a woman go to the toilets then a river of urine flowing down the aisle. Concerned hubby leaps up and remonstrates with the door. Receptacles for excretions appearing too pristine, woman in confusion opted to piss on the floor

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  43. 118

    i) Why is the ad rotator trying to sell me an abortion ?

    ii) ‘News’night:

    iii) Vote UKIP :-D

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  44. 120
    0.7HB says:

    In Embracing is creation made and by entwining becomes shape. New Shape is decided by Expression of latency by choosing by Wish of society determined by strength of an individual will.

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  45. 125
    Timbo says:

    once again, the business interests of foreign-owned construction companies and their suppliers see huge commercial benefits in building over more and more of what’s left of England. Oh, and guess where most of the labouring workers will come from? Not the UK. But hey, THEY are telling US that it is in OUR interests!

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  46. 131
    Anonymous says:

    Manston is logistically closer and would better serve East London, Kent and Sussex

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  47. 132
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Has Emily Thornberry been visiting food banks again? Surely she will explode soon.

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  48. 133
    Dan Dare's pal Digby says:

    The mere fact that Gatwick has the absolute gall to even push for expansion should exclude them from the shortlist.
    There is not one thing about Gatwick which would prove it was anything other than a shambolic design, badly built, badly operated, and the worst travel experience in the UK.
    They can’t park the planes anywhere near the terminals, they run silly buses down backyard lanes, they had to build giant bridges to get out to the planes, they don’t have a bus-station, just some secret-numbered bus-stops round the corner and up a hill; there is no room for any more hotels at the airport, they are all miles away; you have to guess which baggage hall your bags are going to; it takes an hour to get off your plane and out of the airport. The signage is desperate, the lifts all work off one button, so you can never get moving cos someone new presses the call button for the next lift, and yours opens its doors again. The ceilings are too low, the arrivals halls are miserable, the average hold baggage time is just under an hour. The average!!!

    Gatwick would be perfect if it was knocked down and rebuilt. Otherwise they should drop the permitted flights by 50% and it might work.

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  49. 140
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    If you think oil prices are high now just imagine what will happen to oil prices when Indians and Chinese get off their bikes,scooters and rikshaws and start driving cars instead :-)

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  50. 144
    Marco says:

    BA and Heathrow’s utter contempt for Customers is legendary. Bring on Customer choice, competition and let’s expand Gatwick

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  51. 147
    Neil Down says:

    You would need a fast rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow. London’s a hub and many people are changing planes. You can’t ask passengers to drag suitcases around the Underground and onto the Gatwick Express just to change planes for Edinburgh. Better to have 1 hub airport and Gatwick actually would be the best choice if you expanded it.

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  52. 148
    StevieBC says:

    Jeezo Guido – have you now just given up totally in trying to be ‘subtle’ when pushing your master’s / sponsors’ agenda ?

    Go and re-read some of your valuable posts from c.2009 – and then read some of your posts from e.g. the last year.

    What a difference…and not in a good way.

    [FYI, I still check order-order - much less frequently now - to read the Comments which are typically more enlightening, funny and often offensive.]

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  53. 149
    StevieBC says:

    Correction – have just noticed in the top right hand corner of the post ‘Sponsored Post’ in small font size. Didn’t see it initially

    OK, a step in the right direction re: transparency.
    But not sure if these types of posts should be included at all: editorial credibility and all that.

    Does GF not make enough money from Rupert and all the adverts on the side bar ?

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Knifed former civil service chief Bob Kerslake on his recent troubles:

“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”



TJ says:

And i’ve noticed that 100% of Guido Fawkes staff are men. Looks like Guido has a woman problem. Or is it an hypocrisy problem?


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