AN EAST Bergholt MP has challenged the Prime Minister over dithering over Heathrow’s third runway.

Tim Yeo, MP for South Suffolk, told David Cameron to decide if he is a “man or a mouse” over the airport’s expansion.

Mr Yeo said backing the runway would give the Government a “sense of mission”.
In an article for a national paper he wrote: "The Prime Minister must ask himself whether he is man or mouse.

"Does he want to be another Harold Macmillan, presiding over a dignified slide towards insignificance?

"Or is there somewhere inside his heart - an organ that still remains impenetrable to most Britons - a trace of Thatcher, determined to reverse the direction of our ship?

"An immediate go-ahead for a third runway will symbolise the start of a new era, the moment the Cameron government found its sense of mission. Let's go for it."

Mr Yeo, previously a high profile opponent of expansion, now says European Union carbon emissions caps will force airlines to use more environmentally friendly planes if they want to use new capacity at Heathrow.