June 25, 2018 / 10:51 AM / 10 months ago

Heathrow expansion sends message about 'Global Britain' - PM May's spokesman

FILE PHOTO: A British Airways passenger plane prepares to land at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, March 28, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May believes that expanding London’s Heathrow airport sends a message about Britain’s global ambitions, her spokesman said on Monday before a vote in parliament on an expansion plan.

“The PM has set out on a number of occasions why she believes that expanding Heathrow is the right decision for Britain and that she believes it sends out an important message about global Britain and making the most of the opportunities which lie ahead of us,” the spokesman told reporters.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James

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