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Probation service: Offender supervision to be renationalised

Former Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's part-privatisation of the probation system is being reversed.
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Probation service: Offender supervision to be renationalised

Former Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's part-privatisation of the probation system is being reversed.
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Chris Grayling cancels ferry contracts at extra £50m cost to taxpayers

Transport secretary axes further deals made to ensure imports under a no-deal BrexitThe ferry contracts signed to ensure critical imports under a no-deal Brexit have been cancelled at a cost of further £50m to the taxpayer.The latest payout joins an accumulating bill for the contracts awarded by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, including £33m compensation to Eurotunnel for the botched process. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Eurotunnel, Article 50, Brexit, Trade Policy


Heathrow third runway: 'the struggle continues', say opponents

'I now call on all public bodies not to waste any more taxpayers' money or seek to further delay this vital project,' said transport secretary Chris Grayling [Author: Simon Calder]
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P&O sues over £33m Eurotunnel payout in Brexit ferry fiasco

Firm says government’s settlement puts it at a competitive disadvantageP&O Ferries is suing the government over its £33m settlement with Eurotunnel, in the latest controversy over the Department for Transport’s fraught no-deal Brexit preparations.The department was forced into the £33m payout after failing to include Eurotunnel in its agreements with ferry operators to provide emergency cross-Channel services, including the scrapped contract with Seaborne Freight. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Eurotunnel, Brexit, Department For Transport


Theresa May voted worst Tory cabinet minister - beating hapless Chris Grayling

The Conservative Home website has released its latest polling of Tory members, and it's not good news for the PM [Author: Mikey Smith]
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Chris Grayling slammed for 'continual shortcomings' over Crossrail

Costs of Crossrail 'have been allowed to spiral out of control whilst question marks remain around its completion' says the Public Accounts Committee [Author: Simon Calder]
Tags: Public Accounts Committee, Chris Grayling, Crossrail, Simon Calder


Doomed Boeing planes lacked two optional safety features – report

Neither 737 Max aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia crashes had sensors sold for extra costBoeing reportedly sold the 737 Max planes that crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia without two safety features that the US aircraft manufacturer offers airlines for an additional cost.It is still not clear what caused Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 to crash, but investigators have said flight data shows clear similarities between the two incidents. Continue reading...
Tags: Indonesia, US, World news, Plane Crashes, Air transport, Airline Industry, Ethiopia, Chris Grayling, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Lion Air crash, Ethiopian Airlines crash


£33m Eurotunnel payout not recoverable, government confirms

Details of out-of-court settlement reveals three £11m payments due whatever Brexit outcomeThe government has revealed details of its £33m payout to Eurotunnel, confirming it will hand over three instalments of £11m over the next three years.The first payment, due by 1 April 2019, is legally earmarked for expenditure on projects at the Folkestone terminal. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK News, Foreign Policy, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Eurotunnel, Brexit, Folkestone


Chris Grayling under fire from MPs for Brexit ferry absence

Labour says transport secretary is an "embarrassment" as fellow minister answers questions on Brexit payout.
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Javid floats plan to make fighting violent crime statutory public health duty - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryNo 10 hints government watering down its backstop demands from EUMinister admits £1.6bn for poor towns to be spent over next seven years 4.18pm GMT This is what Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said on LBC this morning when it was put to him that Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has been arguing that knife crime should be seen as a public health issue. Hancock said: If you try to say ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Chris Grayling, LBC, Sajid Javid, Brexit, Sadiq Khan, James Brokenshire, Hancock


How Does He Survive? The Curious Case of ‘Failing Grayling’

As transport secretary, Chris Grayling awarded an $18 million ferry contract to a firm with no ferries. That was far from his first fiasco.
Tags: News, European Union, David, Cameron, Chris Grayling, Great Britain, May, Ferries, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Theresa M, Conservative Party (Great Britain


Chris Grayling’s terrible cost to the nation | Brief letters

Chris Grayling | Otto Warmbier | Michele Hanson | Words for toilet | A Beatles BrexitThe likely cost of £2.7bn to the taxpayer due to Chris Grayling’s incompetence will ring hollow to the parents of disabled pupils in Leicestershire and across the country, who have been informed that their council can no longer provide transport to special schools and colleges post-16 due to lack of funds. The implications for these families, who already face substantial additional burdens of care due to cuts in...
Tags: Music, Politics, North Korea, The Beatles, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Disability, Asia Pacific, Homes, Chris Grayling, Kim, Interiors, Donald Trump, Brexit


Grayling reaches £33m settlement over Brexit ferry fiasco court case

Transport secretary agrees deal with Eurotunnel, which was suing governmentThe government has settled a high court case over the Brexit ferry fiasco after reaching an agreement worth up to £33m with Eurotunnel, which was suing it after the award of a contract to a company with no ships.The out-of-court settlement led to immediate calls for the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, to be sacked. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Eurotunnel, Brexit, Grayling


Funereal TIG launch distracts from Grayling's latest humiliation

Also this week: Labour mayor candidate’s car-crash interview and the thrilling return of Tutankhamun’s treasures to UKMondayThere had been so much speculation that had come to nothing in recent weeks about Labour and Tory MPs resigning the whip to form a new party that I was rather wrong-footed to get an email at 8am saying it was actually happening on the Labour side and I needed to be in central London in the next hour. The launch was a curious affair at a rented office space in Etc Venues – n...
Tags: Politics, London, China, Conservatives, UK News, Culture, Theresa May, Labour, Chris Grayling, Brexit, Tutankhamun, Brady, Social Democratic Party, Grayling, Gavin Williamson, FlyBMI


UK’s extended 5km airport drone ‘no-fly’ zones in force next month

The UK’s Department for Transport has said today that an expansion of drone ‘no-fly’ zones to 5km around airport runways will come into force on March 13. Anyone caught and convicted of flying a drone inside the restricted zones could face a fine and years in prison. Last month the government said it would tighten restrictions on drones flights around airports, after the existing 1km limit was criticized for being inadequate — saying it believes expanded no-fly zones will help protect airports f...
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Drone no-fly zone to be widened at airports after Gatwick chaos

Police given powers to stop and search and use warrant to access drone electronic dataFlying drones will be illegal within five kilometres (3.1 miles) of airports after ministers decided to widen the no-fly zone to try to prevent a repeat of the chaos at Gatwick.The enlarged zone will come into force from 19 March ahead of new drone legislation, which will give police new powers to stop and search those they believe are misusing the devices and a power to access electronic data stored on a drone...
Tags: Technology, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Chris Grayling, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Drones (non-military


Monumental issues around Stonehenge | Letters

Malcolm Reading says it is more likely that ancient Greece and Rome, rather than Stonehenge, were the inspiration for The Circus in Bath, John Bailey wonders whether Chris Grayling is the right person to resolve road planning issues around the monument, Phil Turner says the need for the military training area nearby is questionable, and Mark Lyall wonders whether a relocation of the stones would be easierIt is fanciful to assign Stonehenge as the inspiration of the architect John Wood’s Circus i...
Tags: Politics, Greece, UK News, World news, Rome, Architecture, Military, Art and design, Transport, Athens, Chris Grayling, Road transport, Transport policy, Stonehenge, Charlotte Higgins, John Wood


Brexit: Williamson ridiculed over claim it could 'enhance UK military's lethality' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including defence secretary’s speech at thinktank 1.06pm GMT 12.53pm GMT Theresa May continues to have full confidence in the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, her official spokesman has said. The display of support came amid calls for Grayling’s resignation from MPs across the Commons after a controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships was cancelled. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Transport, Chris Grayling, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Williamson, Grayling


Brexit: sack Grayling over ferry fiasco, demand MPs

Cross-party calls for transport secretary’s dismissal follow collapse of £13.8m contract to Seaborne FreightTheresa May faced cross-party calls to sack her transport secretary, Chris Grayling, last night, after the calamitous collapse of a no-deal Brexit ferry contract handed to a company with no ships.Senior Tories said the prime minister had turned “a blind eye” to Grayling’s decision to award the £13.8m contract to Seaborne Freight to run ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend, despite widesprea...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Ramsgate, Brexit, Grayling, Ostend, Senior Tories


Sack Grayling over the Brexit ferry fiasco, demand MPs

Cross-party calls for transport secretary’s dismissal follow collapse of £13.8m contract to Seaborne FreightTheresa May faced cross-party calls to sack her transport secretary, Chris Grayling, last night, after the calamitous collapse of a no-deal Brexit ferry contract handed to a company with no ships.Senior Tories said the prime minister had turned “a blind eye” to Grayling’s decision to award the £13.8m contract to Seaborne Freight to run ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend, despite widesprea...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Ramsgate, Brexit, Grayling, Ostend, Sack Grayling, Senior Tories


Chris Grayling’s glassy-eyed confidence doesn’t help with Brexit debacle

Transport secretary’s apparent contingency planning smacks of insouciance and desperationThe decision to cancel the £14m Seaborne Freight contract marks the inevitable ending of another farcical chapter in the government’s pre-Brexit preparations. But it should nonetheless send a further chill down the spines of those nervously awaiting what 29 March may bring – and once again leave many marvelling at the continued survival of Chris Grayling in post.The hapless transport secretary, who avowed as...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Transport, Chris Grayling, Road transport, Transport policy, Article 50, Brexit


Government cancels Brexit ferry contract with no-ship firm

Seaborne Freight had won £13.8m contract despite never having run Channel serviceA controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships has been cancelled by the Department for Transport after an Irish shipping firm that had been secretly backing the deal pulled out.The decision by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, to award Seaborne Freight a contract worth £13.8m had attracted widespread criticism and ridicule. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Transport, Water transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Brexit, Department For Transport


Brexit: May says she wants changes to backstop, not removal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 3.56pm GMT The audience of Northern Ireland business owners and executives gave lukewarm applause to the prime minister’s speech.Several expressed frustration that her plan to avoid a hard border and disruption to tr...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Fifa, Northern Ireland, Jean-claude Juncker, Chris Grayling, Wembley, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Arlene Foster


Theresa May delivers Brexit speech in Northern Ireland - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 3.18pm GMT May says she also wants the strongest possible bilateral relationship with Ireland. The UK’s relationship with it is deeper than its relationship with any other member of the EU27. 3.17pm GMT May says,...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Jean-claude Juncker, Chris Grayling, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Arlene Foster, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Brexit: Theresa May to visit Brussels on Thursday for talks with Jean-Claude Juncker - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysis 11.57am GMT Ryan Heath, Politico Europe’s political editor, thinks Theresa May’s visit to Brussels on Thursday will be pointless.What, really, is the point of Theresa May visiting Brussels on Thursday?There is no evidence of a specific new demand, no evid...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Jean Claude Juncker, Chris Grayling, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Brexit, Press Association, Arlene Foster, Juncker


Manchester promised funding for UK’s first tram-train network

Minister says several hundred million set aside to ease capacity problems in cityGreater Manchester is to receive hundreds of millions of pounds to develop the UK’s first tram-train network, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has promised.The region already has the largest tram network in the country, Metrolink, but Grayling wants to buy a fleet of trams that can also run on the railways, extending the service out to Wigan, Stockport and Bolton. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Transport, Rail transport, Chris Grayling, Andy Burnham, Bolton, Grayling, Metrolink, Rail industry, cityGreater Manchester, Wigan Stockport


Chris Grayling: 'UK and EU determined to retain air links in any scenario'

Transport secretary insists Sunday Times article was 'categorically untrue'
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Chris Grayling denies 'void' in government over Brexit plan B

Transport secretary defends May’s stance amid reports of ‘plots’ by MPs to take control Chris Grayling has denied there is a “void” in government over Brexit amid a series of reports about supposed plots by MPs to take control of the process.But the transport secretary repeatedly refused to say what Theresa May would do if her plan is defeated next week. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Media, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Chris Grayling, Brexit, B. Transport


MoD sends planners to ministries over post-Brexit border fears

Military to assist government departments set to take brunt of no-deal chaos or backlogMilitary planners have been deployed to the Department for Transport, the Home Office and the Foreign Office as officials desperately try to avoid backlogs and chaos at the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Observer can disclose.Details released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 14 military planners have been dispatched by the Ministry of Defence to key ministries, which also include ...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Britain, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Whitehall, Brexit, Foreign Office, Cabinet Office, Department for Transport the Home Office