hyI understand your viewpoint, but you don't live where these MPs want to build. They want to demolish most of Stanwell (population 12,000) and a large chunk of Bedfont, and expand the airport close to - if not next to - the busy A30, near what's left of Ashford Hospital after it was decided to virtually shut down the closest hospital to Heathrow. Why a newly elected MP wants to demolish part of his own constituency is beyond me.
There's virtually nowhere else in the area where you could re-house everyone, and every major sports club in the borough would be demolished by this plan. Hopefully it's just conjecture. (I thought I'd answered)
Anyway: once more and from memory.
Not to me it isn't, although you will need to disconnect your brain to follow the logic.
Spelthorne may be one of the 50 safest Conservative seats in the country, but eliminate Stanwell (where not many people would have voted for Kwasi), and it would have to be in the top 5.
So, if you're a newly elected MP, adding your name to this kind of report seems like a good idea - you are not alienating too many of your voters, and this kind of thing marks you down as just the kind of thrusting, can do individual who might catch the eye of party bigwigs as someone destined for greater things.
However, switch the brain back on, and one realises that anyone following that logic would have to be a half-wit moron.
Firstly, since we do not have a Stalinist society in the UK, arbitrarily bulldozing the homes of 12,000 people and blighting the lives of a hundred thousand or more living upstream is not something that's likely to happen.
Secondly, if an additional runway at Heathrow could create more jobs for the economy, then knocking down and covering with concrete the homes of many of your current employees doesn't seem like a sensible way to start.
Kwasi may have put his name to the report, but I bet that immediately neighbouring MPs (Mostly conservative, but not all benefiting from such a large majority) are not delighted by this. It may not be going to happen, but there's nothing that annoys a voter more than seeing the value of their property tumble.
This will not happen.
This has not been helpful.
Kwasi Kwarteng is a half-wit prat
(This post was edited by Andrelux on Jul 10, 2012, 3:26 PM)