0 Have your say Transport Secretary Chris Grayling asked rail officials to hold off making a public announcement about a delay to a vital infrastructure project until after a Commons debate where his department's record was scrutinised by MPs, The Yorkshire Post can reveal. In the end, the news of the delay to the project - which ultimately led to the botched introduction of a timetable by rail operator Northern four months later, causing widespread chaos across the North - was not revealed publicly until the day after the Opposition Day debate. -> The Yorkshire Post says: Why Chris Grayling should be sacked after latest cover up reveals contempt for Parliament over rail delaysLabour's Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald said: "We all knew of Chris Grayling’s disdain for Parliament but these emails reveal the depth of the Transport Secretary’s contempt for the House of Commons. "Grayling denied MPs of all parties full information about … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Chris Grayling told transport chiefs not to reveal delays to vital rail scheme until after Commons debate with Labour MPs
Alexandra Ma, provided by Published 1:41 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 REUTERS/Hannah McKay UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling warned that blocking Britain's departure from the EU could "open the door" to extremism and far-right movements in Britain. His comments come as Anna Soubry, a Remainer Tory MP, was verbally abused and accused of "being a Nazi" by pro-Brexit protesters earlier this week. MPs are set to hold a "meaningful vote" on May's Brexit deal with the EU on January 15, which the government is likely to lose. UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling warned that blocking Brexit would "open the door" to extremist and far-right movements in the country. Grayling, who is a close ally of Prime Minister Theresa May, told the Daily Mail on Friday that if MPs blocked Britain's departure from the EU, "we would see a different tone in our politics. A less tolerant society, a more nationalistic nation." "'It will open the door to extremist populist political … [Read more...] about Chris Grayling says blocking Brexit could encourage the UK’s far-right
PUBLISHED: 07:20 02 January 2019 | UPDATED: 07:31 02 January 2019 Protests have been held in Norwich and King's Lynn over rail fare increases. Pic: Ben Birchall/PA Wire An increase in rail fares has prompted protests outside railway stations in Norfolk. Protests were held at railway stations in Norwich and King’s Lynn on Wednesday, January 2, as part of a national campaign.Karen Davis, city councillor and Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Norwich North, was one of those protesting outside the city’s station.She said: “Up early this morning outside Norwich station campaigning against yet another Tory rail fare hike. Average fare up by 36pc this new year. Time for a railway which works for the many, not the few.”Fellow Labour campaigner Jo Rust was among those campaigning outside King’s Lynn railway station.The cost of many rail season tickets rose by more than £100 due to the annual price hike, which a rail campaign group … [Read more...] about Rail fare hike prompts protests outside Norwich railway stations
Britain’s major airports are to step up security by installing military-grade detection systems so they can counter Gatwick-style drone attacks by launching their own “killer drones” or shooting them down. The move came as it emerged Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson will today hold a Christmas Eve meeting to review progress on the police investigation and measures to protect the public from further criminal drone attacks. All airports across Britain are reviewing or increasing their defences because of fears of copycat attacks following the Gatwick drone which ruined the Christmas travel plans of some 140,000 people, according... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about Airports ramp up security to attack drones with ‘killer’ devices and bazookas after Gatwick chaos
The motoring sector is set to experience a huge shake-up over the next few months and years, as autonomous vehicles start to roll off production lines and become available for general sale. In fact, Tesla is already holding trials of its driverless Autopilot systems on roads throughout the UK. What’s more, Mercedes and Lexus are just two well-known car makers to have announced that they are researching autonomous car technology. That’s not all — automated technology is being tested by Google, while rumours are also swirling that Apple and BMW have formed a partnership which will see the duo manufacture its own vehicle, with speculation abound that this automobile will be automated as well.Despite all the work that is going on involving autonomous cars though, the feelings of the general public about the technology still appear to be split. Take an independent survey of 10,000 drivers carried out by the RSA Insurance Group as an example. While close to six in ten … [Read more...] about Driverless cars: A helping hand for the elderly?