It seems a little surreal sitting in a hotel lounge typing this, nevertheless it was rather good to have complimentary copies of the Independent – it seems to be a rather good paper, I do remember blogging about never wanting to read another paper for a while because of the lack of ‘good news!’ After listening to Jeremy Vine and various angry people with strange views about many subjects, I was happy to read that the residents whose houses are to be destroyed to create space for the new runway at Heathrow were largely rather unhappy about the prospect. Of course this isn’t a few houses is it two villages. Someone commented in the paper that it was reminiscent of the Highland clearances, well yes, it also reminded me of Treweryn. Although the climate change issue is important, the destruction of these communities of people is rather more distressing, especially with the way it seems to be approached. Nothing is to get between people and their precious flight – not even someone’s home!