Daily Archives: September 1, 2012

Jim Pickard

David Cameron and Nick Clegg are set to intervene in the increasingly fractious row over Heathrow’s proposed third runway by launching an independent commission to review the future of Britain’s airports, FT Westminster has learned.

The Tory prime minister and his Lib Dem deputy have had urgent talks this week to thrash out a way to draw the poison from the toxic public debate about the expansion of Heathrow.

The pair will announce within days that they have agreed to set up a commission of experts to examine the pros and cons of different airport proposals. There will be no politicians on the commission, reflecting the coalition’s desire to end the Read more >>