Victory Against All The Odds

New book describing how the Heathrow campaign was won released to mark official celebration of the victory.

A book outlining the successful campaign to stop the expansion of Heathrow has been released to mark the official celebration of the event on Saturday 28th August (1). Victory Against All The Odds has been written by John Stewart, the Chair of HACAN, one of the main organisations in the coalition of groups which successfully fought the plans to expand the airport.

The illustrated book outlines the 10 year struggle to stop expansion. It describes the methods used and highlights the key individuals and organisations involved (2).

It puts success down to three main things: the building up of what it calls the largest and most diverse coalition ever to oppose expansion of an airport in the UK; a willingness to challenge the economic case for expansion; and a determination by the campaigners to set the agenda.

Stewart said: “The victory was no fluke. It wasn’t a question of luck. It was the result of a clear strategy, a radical approach, daring tactics and an utter refusal by the campaigners to believe that we wouldn’t win.”


Notes for Editors:

(1). The celebration, organised by Hillingdon Council in conjunction with NoTRAG (The No Third Runway Action Group), will take place on Saturday 28th August, from 2 — 7pm in Sipson Recreation Ground, Sipson Way (off Sipson Road). More details:
(2). A pdf copy is attached. Some hard copies are available from HACAN.

For further information:

(about the book) John Stewart on 07957385650

(about the celebration event) Geraldine Nicholson on 01895 854519 or 07710523369