Why the Government’s decision to pursue a 3rd runway is wrong

Cabinet yesterday (5th June) approved plans to build a Third Runway at Heathrow.

Below is the statement from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling with my notes (in italics) as to why this is the wrong move –

 

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The European Court of Human Rights – More bluster from our ‘Government’

The following article was recently sent to me by Professor Tim Congdon CBE, former economics spokesman of UKIP (Pictured below)

 

It is reproduced here with his kind permission

 

Prof Tim Congdon

 

1.   Theresa May and Chris Grayling, and the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights

 

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, have let it be known that they want the UK

 

i.              to repudiate or anyhow ‘to disapply’ (a new word intended to be more polite, I suppose) the European Convention on Human Rights and

ii.             to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.
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