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18/01/2012

Plans for a new airport on a peninsula in the Thames Estuary will be included in a formal consultation on UK aviation. Is so-called 'Boris Island' actually going to happen?

Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman leads on the news that controversial plans for a new airport on a peninsula in the Thames Estuary will be included in a formal consultation on UK aviation. Is so-called 'Boris Island' actually going to happen? Why do we need more capacity? Newsnight asks
if the news has more to do with this summer's mayoral elections than the future of UK's airports.

Also, Mark Urban has the untold story of how British efforts to help topple Gaddafi were not limited to air strikes. On the ground - and on the quiet - Special Forces soldiers were blending in with rebel fighters.

And on the day that Mario Monti paid a visit to Number 10, Paul Mason has the latest on the Eurozone.

50 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Jan 2012 22:30

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Presenter Jeremy Paxman
Presenter Jeremy Paxman

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