Gordon Brown's decision to give the go-ahead for the third runway at Heathrow, as announced last week in Parliament, is appallingly arrogant as well as plain wrong.
It makes a nonsense of his Labour government's pose as the champion of our environment. It also demonstrates with the greatest clarity its complete disregard for the millions of residents who will all suffer from the extra noise and pollution brought about by the expansion. Every promise made to west London, after planning consent was given to Terminal Four and then Terminal Five, that there would be no further need for more capacity at Heathrow, has been comprehensively broken. I can't think of any other area of public policy where the health and quality of life for upwards of two million people have been so contemptuously dismissed as unimportant.
Meanwhile David Cameron has made it clear that the Conservative Party is completely opposed to these plans - as is our Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
One thing is now crystal clear: only a Conservative victory at the next election can now stop this monstrous expansion project from taking off at Heathrow.
Conservative parliamentary candidate, Ealing Central and Acton