Keith Taylor MEP's weekly update

17 February 2017

No new runways is still the only option, reveals new report on Heathrow expansion

The Government is still not able to demonstrate that it can mitigate the destructive environmental impacts of a new runway at Heathrow, according to a report published yesterday by the Environmental Audit Committee.

Mr Taylor, a vocal anti-airport expansion activist who has written about the legal difficulties a third runway will face, said:

“Today’s report is an important reminder that campaigners have been right all along; Heathrow expansion is still a climate-wrecking decision that is bad for the British people and the planet.”

Fix NHS funding shortfall, scrap nuclear follies, urges Green MEP

Responding to NHS accounts released today that reveal a funding shortfall of £900m for the first nine months of the 2016-17 financial year, Keith Taylor MEP is renewing his call for the government to put ‘the NHS before nuclear’ and halt nearly £250bn worth of ‘nuclear follies’.

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East and a member of the European Union’s Public Health Committee, believes it is time to prioritise the NHS over nuclear. He said:

“This situation is ridiculous; we have a Government more concerned with blowing £250bn on its nuclear follies rather than safeguarding the health of the British people.”

“We don’t need Trident; we can’t use it; we can’t afford it. Is Theresa May prepared to argue that we need the capacity to murder millions more than we need a functioning healthcare system to look after our sick and vulnerable?”

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East, supported the #1DayWithoutUs actions across the UK (Monday, 20 February).

He said:

“Today, thousands of migrants are coming together, holding rallies, and staging strikes in order to demonstrate the positive contribution they make to Britain. I am supporting these ‘1 Day Without Us’ actions across the UK because it is vital that, in the current political climate, we celebrate the massive contribution migrants make to our society. An inclusive Britain is richer, culturally and economically.”

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