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Boris: Airports Commission 'behaving like Simon Cowell'

London Mayor Boris Johnson has launched a devastating attack on the government's Airports Commission, accusing it of behaving like Simon Cowell.

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'Door is half closed' on Thames estuary airport plans

Asked if the door is shut on all other options, Howard Davies replied:

I would say the door is half closed on Thames estuary plans. Demand will continue to increase before a new runway is built, therefore other airports must grow too.

Politics got us into the problem with current shape of UK airports, but analysis will get us out of it.

– Howard Davies, Head of the Airports Commission

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