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Tom Otley

I’ve made it clear in editor’s letters that BT takes the line that the Government ought to have an aviation policy with regard to airport expansion beyond “wait and see”.

We have made the argument over many years that the current position is untenable, that APD taxes British business, that other countries benefit from our short termism on everything from Chinese visa requirements to lack of runways. (we’ve run many articles on these issues – I’ll post some links).
eg: Our cover story in December 2012 showed an aircraft heading across the desert towards Dubai

Chinese visas

That said, what we don’t do is campaign for one solution (Boris Island, Heathrow West, an expanded Gatwick etc…) above others. We report the arguments more than make them.