British Foreign Minister has come under criticism as UK lawmakers are expected on June 25 to vote with the government to expand Heathrow airport in London, after decades of debate.
Boris Johnson speaking after his election: "I will lie down with you in front of those bulldozers and stop the construction of that third runway." pic.twitter.com/6Pzvjfwehf— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) June 25, 2018
Caroline Lucas, Green party's only MP, called on Boris Johnson to resign.
Conservative MP Greg Hands has tweeted he would be back in London "in time for… vote against #Heathrow expansion."
Tory backbencher Sarah Wollaston called on Mr Johnson to take the "principled decision" and resign in order to vote against expanding Heathrow. She also took to Twitter to criticize the Foreign Minister.
Would be a nice touch if Boris could arrive for the vote by bulldozer https://t.co/UUMcz1uq9O— Sarah Wollaston MP (@sarahwollaston) June 25, 2018
Downing Street has so far declined to say where Johnson will be on security grounds.
If May had any authority, given everything that Boris Johnson has done so far she would sack him for this disappearing act. This is absolute parody leadership.— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) June 25, 2018
Only Boris Johnson could fly around the world to protest against airport expansion.— Henry Mance (@henrymance) June 25, 2018
Boris Johnson:— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 25, 2018
"I’ll lie down in front of the bulldozers to stop Heathrow expansion”
*flies out of the country*
“I didn’t say where the bulldozers would be"
Boris once promised to “ lie In front of Heathrow bulldozers” when he meant “lie about” them. Is he abroad visiting same refugee camp as Jez (“where is he?) Corbyn, do you wonder? https://t.co/cm7yatcsdR— MichaelWhite (@michaelwhite) June 25, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May's government agreed to the £14 billion (€15.9 billion, $18.5 billion) plan of adding a third runway at Heathrow, arguing it would provide a major boost to the economy.
Among arguments against the expansion are concerns by many MPs regarding the impact of noise and pollution on a densely populated area.