– Tory MP and environmental campaigner Zac Goldsmith.
Justine Greening’s appointment as Transport Secretary just 11 months ago indicated, among other things, that the PM’s opposition to Heathrow expansion was absolutely solid.
It has to be said that the Government’s position remains the same today, but her replacement in the reshuffle is a worrying sign that he may have been successfully shifted by the lobbyists. Needless to say, I hope not.
London Mayor Boris Johnson hit out at the removal of Justine Greening as Transport Secretary, saying it meant the government was intent on the "simply mad" policy of a new runway at Heathrow, and vowed to fight any such expansion "all the way".