Battle begins over third runway at Heathrow
The final decision as to whether Heathrow will add a third runway will happen in a few days, but the real battle is just beginning.
Gordon Brown will make the announcement whether the runway is a go ahead, and it will no doubt lead to fighting between politicians, businessmen and environmentalists and even residents that live near the airport.
Labour MPs disagree with Conservative MPs, while some business men believe that the runway will bring economic prosperity to the area, while others think it will be better to have an expansion at Stansted airport, or even build a new airport.
Environmentalists are expected to step up their demonstrations against the environmental damage a third runway could cause.
Militant protests against the expansion at Heathrow may begin as early as tomorrow. Climate Rush, a leading protest group, is planning a "peaceful" event at Terminal 1 from 7pm, but there are fears this could escalate.
BAA, the airport operator, is increasingly confident that the Government will approve the new £13 billion runway at Heathrow airport, which currently handles 67 million passengers a year.
The political battle in the run-up to the decision has been intense for both main parties. On the Government side, it has long been clear that Mr Brown would back the scheme, which chimes with his drive to boost the flagging economy with a series of job-creating "public works" schemes.