The Mayor has never been shy in expressing his opinions – even when that puts him on a collision course with his Conservative Party colleagues. Now, Boris has again risked a rift with pal D-Cam over the coalition’s ‘glacial’ airport expansion policy.
In a speech to business leaders, Bozza said: “â€œThe Government programme to address the looming aviation capacity crunch in the UK is far too slow and I am hugely concerned that their intended timetable sets a course for economic catastrophe.
â€œThis 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.â€
The Daily Telegraph reports that ‘the Coalition has ruled out any airport expansion in the south east before the next election and the Prime Minister has established a commission headed by Sir Howard Davies to consider the issue’ – something the Mayor has called a ‘fudge-rama’.
The Mayor and the Prime Minister have met recently to discuss their differences [an ‘informal pub lunch’, apparently. Hope the PM remembered his kids – Boriswatch Social Affairs Ed]. And, the Boris reiterated his support for the PM this week, saying: “I believe David Cameron is going to win the next general election.Â The Government is doing the right thing for the economy and is doing what the country needs it to do.”