London mayor Boris Johnson has called for any new airport to be named in honour of Margaret Thatcher.
Johnson said the move would be a fitting way of remembering the country’s first female leader, who died this week aged 87.
The mayor, who has been pushing for an airport in the Thames Estuary since he was elected five years ago, told the Daily Mail: “Mega airports are springing up all over the continent that are stealing British trade and are a threat to our economy.
“It is why this country so desperately needs a new four runway hub airport and I can think of no name that would strike greater fear into the heart of our European rivals than Margaret Thatcher International Airport.”
Prime Minister David Cameron gave the idea short shrift in a television interview.
Mr Cameron laughed when asked about the suggestion on Sky News and said: “Anything to get more progress on his airport.”
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