Opponents to a brand new airport in the Thames Estuary have always said it was "pie in the sky" - a project that would never get off the ground. Today, they got support from some powerful voices.
An inquiry by the Transport Select Committee has concluded that proposals like "Boris Island" would cost millions, damage wildlife and force the closure of Heathrow. Derek Johnson has more.
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