Sadiq Moots Plans To Fight Heathrow In The Courts

25 October 2016, 14:23

Sadiq Khan LBC

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan slated the government's decision to go ahead with a new runway at Heathrow and mooted plans to fight it in the courts.

Talking to LBC's Shelagh Fogarty he strongly condemned to desicion accusing the government of 'riding roughshod over Londoner's views.'

He said he will explore a legal challenge with local councils. His key opponent in the mayoral race, Zac Goldsmith has announced he will resign in protest.

He said his key concern is the air quality of London, which he says 'is a killer, it makes you sick and it's illegal.'

“We’re speaking to the London council and others involved the legal challenge to explore how we can help."

“One of the things that I'm quite keen to do is to safeguard the well being of Londoners there was a case last week challenging the government in terms of the quality of air in London.”

“At the moment we are not on target to meet legal air limits by 2025 and and I think a new runway at Heathrow makes that more difficult.”

Listen as Shelagh presses him on whether he will use taxpayers money to challenge the new runway at Heathrow.

 

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