Cabinet critics will not quit over Heathrow third runway – Telegraph.co.uk
The decision on whether to build a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick, expected in October, comes after more than 15 years of delays by both Labour and Conservative governments. Mr Johnson, the MP for Uxbridge in west London, has previously said that he is prepared to lie down âin front of bulldozersâ to stop a third runway from being built, and was heavily opposed to expansion as Mayor of London.
Friends of Mr Johnson, however, have suggested he would stop short of leaving the Cabinet and the role of Foreign Secretary, which is pivotal as Britain leaves the European Union. A friend said: âItâs not as if he has hidden his view about it. Itâs perfectly reasonable for different members of Parliament to have different takes on regional policy, which is what this is.â
Ms Greening, a former transport secretary and MP for Putney in south-west London, makes clear her opposition to Heathrow on her website.