Balancing act as ministers at odds over airport expansion
Boris Johnson and Justine Greening are fervent opponents of a third runway - with the Foreign Secretary once promising to "lie down in front of the bulldozers" to block construction at the west London airport.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has voiced his preference for expanding Gatwick instead.
If Prime Minister Theresa May gives the green light to Heathrow, as expected, she faces a delicate balancing act to secure parliamentary approval without losing any of her ministers.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that she may offer a free vote to allow ministers to obey the dictates of their... read more
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