Boris Johnson said the Government programme to address the "looming aviation capacity crunch" was far too slow. He added: "This continued inertia is being fully exploited by our European rivals who already possess mega hub airports that they intend to use to erode our advantage.
I will continue to work with the Government and the Davies Commission, but the urgency of the situation and the lamentable attention that the Government has paid to this pressing issue has forced me to accelerate the work that I will do to develop a credible solution."
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In fine bombastic Boris style he described himself as an aeronautical Bill Cash, unable to let go until he had changed the status quo.
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