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Grant Shapps

RMT Boss Mick Lynch Calls For Unions Across Britain To ‘Coordinate Action’

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch on a picket line outside Euston station in London.Mick Lynch has called for unions across Britain to “coordinate action” as the country was hit by the biggest rail strike in a generation.The general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union said other trade unions needed to “synchronise”, arguing that the British worker needed a pay rise.Lynch also said the RMT would go on strike […]

today21 June 2022

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Grant Shapps Clashes With Kay Burley As Britain Hit By Biggest Rail Strike In 30 Years

Burley and ShappsGrant Shapps clashed with broadcaster Kay Burley today as Britain was hit by the biggest rail strike in 30 years.The transport secretary claimed Burley wanted the country to return to the 70s with ministers negotiating with unions with “beer and sandwiches”. But the veteran broadcaster hit back, telling him: “You should be getting round the table and you should be sorting out this mess.”It comes as more than 50,000 […]

today21 June 2022 1

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Unions Making A ‘Huge Mistake’ By Pressing Ahead With ‘Disastrous’ Strikes, Says Shapps

Grant Shapps accused the unions of “gunning for this strike throughout”.Unions have been warned they are making a “huge mistake” by opting for strike action next week that threatens to bring the country to a standstill.The RMT union confirmed that strikes will go ahead on June 21, 23 and 25 next week in what has been dubbed the biggest industrial walkout in a generation.Among those who will be affected by the […]

today19 June 2022


Brexit Is Not To Blame For Airport Chaos, Grant Shapps Says

Passengers queue to check-in for a Qatar Airways flight in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.Brexit is not to blame for the problems which have led to travel chaos at airports across the UK, according to Grant Shapps.Thousands of holidaymakers have been affected by flight cancellations, long queues and baggage problems brought on by a lack of staff.Aviation industry bosses have called on the government to introduce an emergency visa to […]

today5 June 2022

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Boris Johnson Was Also Cheered By Jubilee Crowds, Grant Shapps Has Insisted

Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie arriving for the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's CathedralBoris Johnson and his wife were cheered as well as booed by crowds as they attended a Jubilee church service for the Queen, Grant Shapps has insisted.The transport secretary clashed with the BBC’s Sophie Raworth after she asked him why the prime minister and Carrie Johnson were jeered by the public.“There were also people […]

today5 June 2022 1

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‘It Is What It Is’: Grant Shapps Denies Boozy No.10 Leaving Do Was A Party

Grant ShappsCabinet minister Grant Shapps has sought to downplay the latest partygate photo, suggesting it does not show Boris Johnson was actually at a party.The prime minister is once again in hot water after a new photograph appeared to show him raising a glass at a leaving party for his former spin doctor in Downing Street.The image, revealed by ITV News, was apparently taken at a get-together to mark the departure […]

today24 May 2022 1


Cabinet Split As Grant Shapps Distances Himself From Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Office Working Campaign

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps arriving in Downing Street, London for a Cabinet meeting. Picture date: Tuesday March 29, 2022.Grant Shapps has defended civil servants’ right to work from home, despite his cabinet colleague Jacob Rees-Mogg’s drive to get them back to the office.The transport secretary said he was “not an absolutist” as he insisted Zoom calls were often “more convenient” than meeting face-to-face.Government efficiency minister Rees-Mogg sparked a backlash by […]

today26 April 2022