The strength with which the different options are put forward shows precisely why we were right to set up a proper independent review with the timescale to consider fully what is in the country's interest.
Maintaining the UK's status as a leading aviation hub is vital to our economy and history suggests that, without an agreed evidence base and a high degree of political consensus, it will not be possible to deliver a lasting solution that is right for the UK.
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.