Go-ahead for third runway will be a test of new leadership’s mettle

Theresa May faces the first big challenge to her fledgling premiership as 36 Conservative MPs, led by the former party chairman Grant Shapps, demand an urgent decision on Heathrow airport’s expansion, warning that continued delay is damaging the UK economy.

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Source: Guardian Environment