Tag Archives: Chris Grayling

Democratic Accountability is in short supply


This appears in my column in todays Argus was written before the resignations of Davis, Baker and Braverman from the Cabinet. Their departure along with the need for McVey and Grayling to go and the prospect of Johnson leaving must … Continue reading

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I hope you have a good journey


For anyone on a train or about to head off to a station, travelling to work or to a place of entertainment, I hope that your journey is a good one. You may be interested to know that according to … Continue reading

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Fair Police funding


It is always encouraging when someone who has served as a Government Minister in a given area feels that they are clear enough from their past to begin to challenge the Government which they were members of. Andrew Selous is … Continue reading

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Brexit and Trains – Two major failings of our Government


The significance of the next two days in Parliament seems huge to those people who are still feeling engaged and concerned about the process of leaving or remaining in the European Union. Writing as someone who believes our departure will … Continue reading

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When will Parliament step up to the footplate?


The theory that the House of Commons is supposed to act in a manner that holds the Government to account was shown to be rather lacking following the 82 minute debate which took place on Monday over ‘Rail Timetabling’. The … Continue reading

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It is vital that amendment 7 is supported


In the debate taking place today over the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, the amendment tabled by Dominic Grieve is the 7th Amendment and is referred to as Parliamentary Approval of the Final Deal. It seems hard to imagine why any MP, … Continue reading

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Japanese Commuters must be envious


The unexpected news that the trains in parts of Surrey have been upgraded by Govia Thameslink Rail must have created a great deal of envy in Japan. After all it was only ten months ago that Chris Grayling told MPs: “I have … Continue reading

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