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MP calls for Cameron action on third runway for Heathrow

Tory MP has urged Prime Minister David Cameron to decide whether he is a "man or a mouse" over the issue of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Tim Yeo, who backs expansion, urged him to act or risk "presiding over a dignified slide towards insignificance".

But Transport Secretary Justine Greening said there was a "political consensus" against a new runway.

The BBC's political correspondent Iain Watson says the government risks looking like there is a "policy vacuum" on the issue.

  • 28 Aug 2012