Goldsmith deems ‘bonkers’ Heathrow expansion unlikely

Heathrow expansion is "more unlikely than likely" and a proper review into the planned development would conclude it is a "bad project", environment minister Zac Goldsmith has said.

Speaking in an interview with parliament’s The House Magazine, Goldsmith - who resigned his Richmond Park seat in protest over the Conservative Party’s support for the airport development before returning to the fold and being reelected in 2017 - said he is still a fierce critic of the scheme. 

“My position on Heathrow hasn’t changed,” Goldsmith told the magazine. “I think it’s a bonkers scheme, and all the arguments that I’ve been using for the last 10 years and repeating ad nauseam are true, in my view, and I see nothing to persuade me that they’re wrong.”

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