This Tory government is making our problems even more challenging while Shapps inflames the dispute to try and score cheap political points while goind easy on the bosses
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Slippery Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, PM Boris Johnson and a train full of Conservative MPs and ministers appear to relish the rail strikes.
It’s disturbing that instead of working to avert the walkouts, Shapps is inflaming the dispute to try and score cheap political points.
His abuse of rail workers and their trade unions is strikingly different to his softly, softly approach to airports and airlines inflicting misery on travellers.
Shapps, surprise, surprise, always goes easy on the bosses, such as those in the fuel industry hiking pump prices and accused of failing to pass on a 5p cut in fuel duty.
When trains, planes and automobiles are either not running or hugely pricey, perhaps it is Shapps who is off the rails 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 challenging.
Tell the truth
Boris Johnson owes Britain a full and frank response to claims that as a married Foreign Secretary he wanted his lover Carrie Johnson to be appointed his taxpayer-funded chief of staff.
The allegation raises fresh concerns about the Prime Minister’s conduct. Integrity and truth matter in politics.
Democracy is undermined when Mr Johnson dodges detailed straight answers, blusters or lies.
If the story is untrue let the Prime Minister face questions from MPs and the media.
Should he have nothing to hide, he’ll have nothing to fear.
Best to Wills
Forty is one of those landmark birthdays so many happy returns to the Duke of Cambridge.
Happily married, a loving father-of-three and heir to a throne, Prince William’s done well so far and the best may still be to come.