This Tory government is making our problems even harder, while Shapps stokes the fray to try to pick up cheap political points while sparing the bosses
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Slippery Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a trainload of Conservative MPs and ministers appear to be enjoying the rail strikes.
It is worrying that instead of working to avert the strikes, Shapps is fueling the dispute to try to score cheap political points.
His abuse of railroad workers and their unions is strikingly different from his soft, gentle approach to airports and airlines inflicting misery on travelers.
Shapps, surprise surprise, always spares bosses, like those in the fuel industry who are raising pump prices and accused of failing to pass on a 5p fuel tax cut.
When trains, planes and cars either don’t run or are very expensive, perhaps it’s Shapps who gets freaked out as it’s his job to keep Britain moving.
We need a government that rolls up its sleeves and solves problems. Unfortunately, this government is making our problems even more difficult.
say the truth
Boris Johnson owes Britain a full and frank response to claims that as a married Foreign Secretary he wanted his mistress Carrie Johnson to be appointed his taxpayer-funded chief of staff.
The accusation raises new concerns about the prime minister’s conduct. Integrity and truth matter in politics.
Democracy is undermined when Mr Johnson evades detailed, straight answers, rages or lies.
If the story isn’t true, let the Prime Minister take questions from MPs and the media.
If he has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear.
Best to Wills
Forty is one of those landmark birthdays that sees so many happy returnees for the Duke of Cambridge.
Happily married, loving father of three and heir apparent to the throne, Prince William has done well so far and the best may be yet to come.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/pm-train-full-tory-mps-27286170 "PM and trainload of Tory MPs and ministers appear to be enjoying rail strikes" - Voice of the Mirror