After Tory MP Tim Yeo said it was time for Mr Cameron to prove if he was ‘a man or a mouse’ over his refusal to back a third runway at Heathrow, the Prime Minister has revealed plans to slash red tape to boost housebuilding and jobs, give more help to first-time homebuyers and announced major road, rail and airport expansions in a bid to get the economy moving.
A mouse is a small animal that is covered in fur and has a long thin tail. Mice live in fields, in people's houses or where food is stored. If you describe somebody as a mouse, you think they are quiet and timid. • Tim Yeo has struck gold with his 'man or mouse' jibe at David Cameron.