A momentous decision has been made, or has it?
When David Cameron commissioned Sir Howard Davies in 2012 he must have thought that 2015 seemed a long way away, and he may have imagined that it would be Ed Miliband making the decision on Heathrow expansion or he would at least have Liberal Democrats in his Government to blame for his hands being tied.
The Prime Minister now has to face down the opposition to Heathrow from all kinds of quarters. Support from Labour for the Davies findings makes the row over where to expand capacity an exclusively Conservative Party conundrum.
Read Gill Morris’ opinion piece published in PR Week.