UK Transport Minister "pied" during launch of Future Heathrow group

Monday, May 23, 2005

A protester from the resident's association HACAN Clearskies today pushed a pie into the face of UK Transport Minister Alistair Darling. Mr Darling was attending the launch of the pro-aviation industry pressure group Future Heathrow.

HACAN describe themselves on their website as an "independent lobbying group which campaigns for quieter, cleaner and safer conditions for residents living under Heathrow's flight paths". Future Heathrow believe that Heathrow airport is crucial to prosperity of the Thames Valley region, and are in favour of building a third runway at the airport.