The Prime Minister's spokesman dismissed suggestions that Ms Greening's removal signalled a shift in Government policy on a third runway for Heathrow.
This is a reshuffle, it doesn't mean a change in Government policy. It means different people in different jobs, but the policy remains the same. On Heathrow, there is a very clear coalition commitment. We have said we will be beginning a process this autumn looking at the issue of airport capacity.
In fine bombastic Boris style he described himself as an aeronautical Bill Cash, unable to let go until he had changed the status quo.
The Mayor of London challenged the Prime Minister today over his demotion of Justine Greening and vowed to fight any expansion to Heathrow.
Jeremy Hunt and Chris Grayling landed promotions as David Cameron sparked minor controversy in reordering his Cabinet for the first time.