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Cameron’s runway U-turn

Senior Conservatives led by George Osborne are pressing David Cameron into allowing the development of a third runway at Heathrow airport. The controversial move would infuriate green campaigners and face opposition from some in the Conservative party, including Boris Johnson, who opposes a third runway and is committed to blocking one if he is re-elected as London mayor. It would mark a major U-turn by David Cameron, who won the Tory leadership and campaigned for Number Ten partly on the back of his green credentials. One obstacle, however, is Justine Greening, the transport secretary. Greening is MP…

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