MPs back Heathrow expansion

The House of Commons Transport Committee has said, in a report today, that the government should reject the Thames Estuary airport plan and expand Heathrow instead.

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Mayor defends 'Boris Island' idea

Boris Johnson has defended his idea of building an island in the Thames Estuary, saying that a third runway at Heathrow would be "obsolete" by the time it was built.

He added that today's report made plain that advocates of this solution were effectively calling for a four-runway Heathrow, which he said would be "environmentally and politically undeliverable".

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