New flights to Cornwall will 'accelerate disaster for the benefit of a tiny minority'

Responding to the Government's announcement of new flights between Heathrow and Cornwall, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said: "The world's top scientists say we've got 12 years to avoid climate catastrophe.

"Yet this Government appears to be doing all it can to accelerate disaster. These extra flights will add to noise, air pollution and climate-wrecking emissions - all for the benefit of a tiny minority.

"Chris Grayling should be investing in improving creaking rail links to Cornwall - not wasting public money on damaging domestic flights."

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