Geoff Hoon resignation - Greenpeace response

Last edited 5 June 2009 at 4:15pm
5 June, 2009

Commenting on Geoff Hoon's resignation, Greenpeace executive director John Sauven said:

"Geoff Hoon's resignation is an ideal opportunity for Labour to ditch its disastrous Heathrow policy and make a clean break from the past. In recent years the fortunes of the third runway have become a metaphor for the Labour Party itself - increasingly unpopular, with most people now wondering what on earth it's for. In one single step Labour could signal that it takes the voting public seriously and is committed to stopping climate change, and it wouldn't cost a penny. In fact as the aviation industry continues to decline a new £13bn runway would be economic folly."


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