London mayor Boris Johnson has attacked the demotion of Justine Greening in the Cabinet reshuffle - claiming it shows the Government is intent on the “simply mad” expansion of Heathrow Airport.
Greening was named International Development Secretary in today's widespread middle-ranking reassignments. But Johnson attacked the decision, saying it showed the government was intent on building a new runway in West London.
Johnson said a third runway would have a serious impact on the quality of life thousands of Londoners, and vowed to fight any change of the government's current policy "all the way".
MP for the area Zac Goldsmith said it was clear the Government had changed their policy, and called for clarification.