The government has approved a new runway. Not everyone is happy, including me. The BBC reports;
Excellent stuff, although as a rather straight laced and old school socialist (the best kind I might add) he didn't seize the opportunity of twirling the mace around his head with a blood curdling roar, although he did say the government decision was a "disgrace". Bloody good show.
John McDonnell, the Labour backbencher who represents the constituency in which Heathrow is situated, has been suspended from the Commons after disrupting a debate on expansion of the airport.
Following Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon's announcement that the government has decided to approve a new Heathrow runway, Mr McDonnell MP for Hayes and Harlington picked up the Commons mace.TV pictures of the Commons chamber were cut during Mr McDonnell's protest.
Watch his interview here which contains footage of his protest (although the cameras were turned off after they realised something was happening).... Even better (from Iain, who's not impressed) there's footage of his pre-protest rant.