Via / UK – Hoon approves third Heathrow runway, further evidence that New Labour politicians are comfortable holding entirely incompatible ideas in their heads:

Geoff Hoon gave an official stamp of approval on Thursday to £9bn plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport, despite a hard-fought campaign against the project by environmentalists and opposition MPs.

The UK transport secretary will face a bitter backlash from more than 50 Labour backbenchers, who fear that the project flies in the face of the government’s supposed green agenda and could cost the party votes in west London.

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