first_img More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Eco-warriors still threaten Heathrow drone chaos despite ‘positive’ talks with airport whatsapp Share More to follow. A Heathrow spokesperson said that despite meeting with activists this morning, they were “disappointed” to learn the protest would still go ahead. What are they threatening?An internal Heathrow Pause Whatsapp message seen by City A.M. reads: “As an act of conscience, we have to act. From the 13 September, we will exploit a loophole in Heathrow airport’s health and safety protocols and fly toy drones within its restricted zone.“It is our understanding that the airport’s authorities will respond by grounding all flights. Drones will not be flown in flightpaths and there will be no risk of harm to anyone.” Consequences ‘very severe’ “Our engagement this morning was positive and a lot of common ground was discussed, however Heathrow Pause fundamentally disagree with our belief that aviation can and should be decarbonised,” a Heathrow spokesperson said. Heathrow Pause, a splinter group of the Extinction Rebellion movement, says it will fly toy drones in the airport’s restricted zone from 13 September, in a move that threatens to force Europe’s biggest airport to ground all flights as a safety measure. whatsapp “The dangers of flying drones in airspace used by airliners carrying passengers are stark and the consequences potentially very severe. Anyone caught illegally using a drone can expect to be dealt with in line with the law. Read more: Police handed new powers to tackle illegal drones after Gatwick chaos by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com “Heathrow Airport is part of our national infrastructure, and we will not allow the illegal activity of protestors to cause misery to thousands of air travellers,” he said.center_img Read more: Extinction Rebellion threatens to gatecrash London fashion week in latest climate change protest “We will continue to work closely with the Police to mitigate the impact of their illegal action and ensure that the airport operates safely.” Heathrow Pause activists said: “We know that we will be arrested. We know that we face significant prison sentences for our actions. We have lives, we have families, we do not wish to go to prison. They said the move by protesters would be “counter-productive and criminal”. Tags: Aerospace Anyone caught flying a drone above 400ft or within an airport’s boundary faces an unlimited fine or up to five years in prison. Last Christmas, Gatwick was forced to close its runway for three days because a drone flying near its runway was deemed a threat to passenger safety.  Earlier this year the government introduced laws that banned drones and similar model aircraft from flying within a five kilometre radius from airport runways following the havoc they wreaked at the Gatwick and Heathrow runways last year. “But we are steadfast in our resolve. We do this in defence of life. We do it because our consciences leave us no other choice but to act.” Friday 30 August 2019 11:55 am Alex Daniel Climate change activists are still planning on flying drones over Heathrow in protest next month, despite a “positive” meeting with representatives from the airport this morning. (Getty Images) The Metropolitan Police’s deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor said the force would “do everything in its power to prevent and stop any such criminal activity”.last_img read more

first_imgThursday 2 April 2015 9:35 am Show Comments ▼ Jeff Misenti whatsapp Tonight all the media focus will be on ITV’s leaders’ debate. However, many have been sceptical about how much this one TV appearance will impact which way people decide to vote.The UK is a Parliamentary rather than Presidential system so, in theory; the party leaders’ role should be somewhat limited, and the importance of your local candidate should take precedence. But some new polling has found that voters are far more influenced by how they view the party leader than by their local candidate. Research for Total Politics found that 69 per cent of people will vote will be based on their feelings about the party leader. Just under a third of those polled said the performance of their local MP would be the deciding factor when casting their vote.This means tonight’s seven-way contest could prove decisive for how the parties perform on the on polling day. If one of the leaders puts in a particularly poor showing, it could be the main event people associate with their party. On the other side of the coin, if one leader puts in a barnstorming performance it could give their party significant momentum in the tun up to 7 May.Nigel Farage is expected to perform the best followed by David Cameron. The public think the Green Party’s leader Natalie Bennett will perform the worst. This is perhaps unsurprising given two terrible media performances in recent weeks – one with the BBC’s Andrew Neil and the other with LBC’s Nick Ferrari.(Source: ComRes)In 2010, the campaign was transformed after the first debate where Nick Clegg outmatched both Gordon Brown and David Cameron. One week after the debate, the Liberal Democrats surged into first place on 34 per cent. However, the Lib Dem surge was not reflected on election day when the party increased its share of the vote just one per cent and lost five seats.  TV leaders’ debate 2015: Why tonight’s contest could actually make a difference to the General Election whatsapp Share More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: General Election 2015last_img read more