Mayor on airport expansion

London Mayor Boris Johnson has today addressed business leaders on airport expansion.

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Boris on third runway "Forget it - it will not be built."

Boris Johnson gave a firm warning to those in Government who want a third runway at Heathrow: "Forget it - it will not be built."

The Mayor of London, in his speech about the future of flying in the south east said said Heathrow was failing as a hub airport and Britain is 'losing out' as a result.

He claims the Governement has better options - to expand Stansted or to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary.

But what of the timings of this latest attack, coming so close to his party's annual conference? Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.

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New hub 'exactly what our Victorian ancestors would have done'

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Johnson on new hub: it is exactly what our Victorian ancestors would have done.@londontonight

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Johnson believes the government has been "bewitched" by the case for a third runway. @londontonight

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Johnson: Heathrow would have a viable future as a business and short-haul airport. @londontonight

Boris to third runway supporters: "Forget it, it will not be built"

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Johnson: "I have listened to the roar and howl of the planes passing over where I live." @londontonight

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Johnson: Of all the victims of aircraft noise in Europe, one third live around Heathrow. @londontonight

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Johnson to third runway supporters: "Forget it, it will not be built." @londontonight

Johnson: "Heathrow is failing as a hub"

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Johnson: Munich serves more international destinations than Heathrow. @londontonight

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Johnson: "No European country is being so blind or complacent." @londontonight "

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Mayor says his US publisher was 2 hours late for a meeting yesterday because of Heathrow delays. @londontonight http://t.co/aOqMUYKV

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