I agree AnthonyDunn, I do not want to live in that sort of society you eloquently describe. However I do want our elected politicians to take a longer view for the benefit of the country. That is why weak government does not work, we need a strong government with a mandate to make the decisions the country needs for a prosperous future. I fear we will not get that anytime soon, might be ten years away. Thus, unlikely to be good news for airport infrastructure in the Southeast.
I do not accept as Charles-P said (no offence) it is down to civil servants, it is down to politics, politicians and democracy.