It looks like bovril will yet get into the money as pressure is building for a new airport.
I say pressure is building based on the reaction from the following luminaries "
Labour's Ken Livingstone has called it "crazy", the Green Party's Jenny Jones opposes it primarily on environmental grounds, while Lib Dem hopeful Brian Paddick has said the priority for London should be affordable, reliable public transport instead.
The RSPB, Medway Council and Kent County Council have opposed the Thames Estuary idea, saying it is "undeliverable, unaffordable and unnecessary".
Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford Tracey Crouch - whose constituency is close to the estuary - wrote on Twitter: "Consultation on Boris Airport is a tedious, unnecessary, expensive waste of taxpayers' money".
The GMB union's civil aviation industry national officer, Mick Rix, also said the estuary plan was "plain daft".