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Brexit turmoil is a worry for airport plans, says BIFA

[ June 28, 2016   //   ]

BIFA asays it is concerned that the UK’s political turmoil will lead to further procrastination. Director general Robert Keen said that following the earlier postponement of a decsion in December to, allegedly, summer 2016, , “with last week’s developments, we are now entering a period of great uncertainty on the political front, and BIFA members are worried that will result in big decisions being postponed, or abandoned completely.
“In his resignation statement, David Cameron said he had always believed that big decisions had to be confronted, not ducked.
“He should make good on that sentiment by announcing forthwith that there will be no further delay and the Government will move forward with the recommendations made by the Airports Commission by building more capacity at Heathrow airport.”
“The UK’s freight forwarding community, which is the engine of Britain’s international trade, is counting on the government to show that we are a confident, outward-looking trading nation, still capable of taking bold decisions that have a direct positive effect on the UK economy, its international connectivity and reputation.”

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