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British government decides in favour of third Heathrow runway - World War 3 declared by opponents

In the wake of accusations of 'dithering' over the decision on whether or not to build a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, British Premier Gordon Brown, via his Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon (previously Defence Minister and no doubt glad of the experience), finally grasped the nettle on 15-Jan-09 and decided to proceed. This relatively small project for a single short runway has split the nation like no other transport undertaking has ever done before, into camps that prioritise retaining London's status as a world centre of finance, and those that are more preoccupied with saving the planet.

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