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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Mayor's airport estuary option has 'challenge of distance'

At today's conference Sir Howard Davies said that with the estuary option there was the "simple challenge of distance", with the schemes being some way from central London. He added:

The economic implications are quite serious as well, such as what would be the effect of closing Heathrow and London City airports.

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