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The Prospect duel: Expand Heathrow?

Britain needs more airport capacity, but where?

By Prospect Team   September 2013

In a recent report, CentreForum recommended expanding Heathrow, for which it won the Prospect Think Tank of the Year award for best publication. But this suggestion has sparked a furious response, saying that the sky over west London is too congested—Gatwick or Stansted would be better suited to expansion. Boris Johnson has even suggested building a new airport to the east of London and, at the end of the year, the Airports Commission will report its conclusions to the government. Here, two leading commentators take up the debate.

NO–Simon Jenkins:

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