There is growing speculation tonight that David Cameron's decision to move Justine Greening from her job as Transport Secretary is a clear signal that the Government is rethinking its policy on airport expansion in the south-east.
She was a fierce opponent of plans for a third runway at Heathrow, and many believe her departure makes expansion of Heathrow much more likely. In turn that could kill off the idea of a major new hub airport at** Cliffe *in Kent or in the *Thames Estuary. **
But expansion of Heathrow would not happen for many years...and extra capacity is needed now. An influential new campaign group meeting for the first time tonight a major expansion of Kent International Airport at *Manston is *the sensible interim solution. Tom Savvides reports.