Asked about the expansion of Heathrow, he is said to sighed and begun “It is tough because”
and I was – alarmingly – with him;
and then he went on “it is so important that Heathrow remains a crucial international airport — so I am on the pro-expansion side.”
Where is / was the toughness? Well, we can never got to that; and his interviewer didn't ask him.
Btw Heathrow / BAA is running a series of billboards encouraging people to start going there by car. That's the spirit. We need growth; and that means production; and greenhouse gases are probably the easiest to produce.