John Holland-Kaye said stopping the third runway would be "taking back control with one hand and giving it to the French with the other”.
Judges have ruled that the government did not give enough consideration into the environmental impact when it backed Heathrow expansion.
A lawyer for activist group Extinction Rebellion has claimed unless action is taken on climate change, children are "unlikely to have a good future".
Mr Hands said he was standing down after it was made clear that Tory MPs would not have a free vote in Monday's Commons debate.
The former MP resigned from the party after Heathrow Airport was selected for expansion last year
Dave Hill spoke to Julia after Zac Goldsmith lost the Richmond Park by-election to the Liberal Democrats.
The former MP resigned his Richmond Park seat in protest at the government's decision to expand Heathrow last year
A spokesperson for UKIP has announced that they won't be fielding a candidate for the Richmond Park by-eletion, and have asked their supporters to vote for Zac Goldsmith
Steve Norris made the claims after new figures showed the govenrment may have exaggerated the financial case for Heathrow
Julia had a fiesty debate with the Tory leader of Richmond Council in the wake of the Heathrow airport decision yesterday
Peter Willen was speaking to talkRADIO ahead of government's airport decision