Boris renews call for airport

Boris Johnson has renewed his call for an airport in the Thames Estuary

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Boris calls for airport in the Thames Estuary

Boris Johnson today renewed his call for a massive airport in the Thames Estuary ... a development that would transform Kent's economy but sentence thousands of people to living under one of the world's busiest flightpaths.

In a stinging attack on Government aviation policy, the London mayor said an estuary airport - or major expansion of Stansted - were the only logical options. He described Government resistance as "blind" and "complacent".

But his speech at London's City Hall triggered attacks from Tory colleagues and prompted the question: how much is this about airport capacity ... and how much is it about Boris's political ambitions? Tom Savvides reports.

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