Business quote of the day: Four-fingered salute

Boris Johnson wants his airport.

“The committee is putting four fingers up to hundreds of thousands of Londoners”

Mayor Boris Johnson rejects an MP report which says the Thames Airport Estuary plan should be dropped, and expansion at Heathrow will be more useful for businesses.

An artists' impression of the Thames Hub airport.

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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Telegraph rebrands shadow cabinet member Diane Abbott MP “Corbyn’s former lover”

Shadow international development secretary in demotion by rightwing newspaper SHOCK.

Diane Abbott is a Labour MP, and has been since 1987. She is now in the shadow cabinet, as shadow international development secretary. She's a pretty senior politician, all told. But this hasn't stopped the Telegraph choosing to describe her as "Corbyn's former lover". In a story that has nothing to do with the Labour leader, or the MP's past relationship with him.

In fact, there's no sex in this story at all. It's about a traffic scheme.

Here's how they promoted it on Twitter:

And here's the first line of the piece:

General sexism in reporting aside, your mole can't help thinking there were other traffic concerns at play when this piece was written...

I'm a mole, innit.