I WOULD like to dispel the gloom and doom about the third runway as dispensed by Eilish Stone (BAA looks like it has won its battle, Letters, October 28).
BAA is definitely not winning, as she imagines; the company, already heavily in debt, has just posted losses of £785million.
Even before the recession, analysts were doubting that it could raise the money for further Heathrow expansion. Neither can the Government afford it, with public debts of more than £2trillion.
Opposition to the third runway is in any case overwhelming, affecting as it does millions of people from Maidenhead to Wandsworth.
Furthermore, BAA would find it difficult to overcome limits on noise and pollution - the algae-powered, green, silent aircraft is decades away!
As John McDonnell MP said at the meeting at Heathrow Primary School, residents in Sipson should not be panicked into taking up the bond. There is no need to panic.
DAVE ROBINS Wimpole Road