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Faisal Islam @faisalislam
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Ministerial resignation - Heathrow
The Heathrow vote to approve the Airports National Policy Statement is on Monday... Labour did offer to make it a free vote - not taken up, so we now have a minister on the flight path resigning... but what about errr other ministers?
...monthly Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on Monday...EU Foreign Sec meeting - which could see Boris Johnson abroad on the day of Heathrow vote...

But it is my understanding that Sir Alan Duncan is due to go.

Indeed of the 5 FACs so far in 2018, Johnson has been to two
More detail:

the Heathrow vote is not until 10pm on Monday night - but the Luxembourg Foreign Affairs Council is from 9:30am till 5:30pm CET - so whoever goes, and I was told it was the Minister of State, could make it back for vote if for example, he has the Govt plane

Foreign Office have just announced, today, in a Written Ministerial Statement today that Sir Alan Duncan is attending (as I was told) the Luxembourg EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, the day of the Heathrow vote, not the Foreign Secretary.

HT @_kerriprince
... but we’ve just asked the Foreign Office press office who was going to Luxembourg and they said that they didn’t know.. so there you go.

We’re not quite at Priti Patel flight tracker status yet, but...
He’s in Warsaw #quadriga meeting with Polish Foreign Sec - they’ve just swapped football shirts..
And look: Boris’ ex Cabinet colleague and fellow Heathrow expansion-sceptic @JustineGreening has helpfully put down a Written Question, which needs to be answered imminently asking to confirm his plans for foreign travel next week....…
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