Boris renews call for airport

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

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.