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Aslef leader calls Grant Shapps a liar in row over rail strikes

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The leader of the rail drivers’ union has called Grant Shapps a liar over allegations the union was pushing an “unofficial strike” relating to overtime shifts. The transport secretary tweeted that passengers using Ava...

Grant Thornton fined £1.3m for ‘serious failings’ in Sports Direct audits

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Grant Thornton has been fined £1.3m for “serious failings” in basic auditing of the sportswear retailer Sports Direct, the UK accounting regulator said on Monday. The findings relate to Grant Thornton’s audits of Spor...

Liberal MP was ‘patron’ of Queensland gun club for which he claimed to have ‘secured’ $20,000 grant

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A Liberal MP said that he “secured” a $20,000 grant for a gun club which lists him as its patron, raising questions about whether he should have disclosed his links to the organisation in his register of interests Bac...

Striking RMT union’s Mick Lynch tells Grant Shapps to ‘get on with his job’

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The Rail, Maritime and Transport union general secretary, Mick Lynch, has told Grant Shapps to “tone down the rhetoric and get on with his job”. Lynch’s comments came as 24-hour rail strikes entered a third day, caus...

Grant Shapps’s rail strike blame game joins fellow ministers’ absurdities in a vision of Tory Wonderland

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“A vision of Labour’s Britain”, tweeted the reliably dim Tory backbencher Mark Jenkinson. This was about the rail strikes. Someone should let him know that there’s been a Tory government for the last 12 years. Who kno...

Grant Shapps’s rail-strike blame game joins fellow ministers’ absurdities in a vision of Tory Wonderland

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“A vision of Labour’s Britain”, tweeted the reliably dim Tory backbencher Mark Jenkinson. This was about the rail strikes. Someone should let him know that there’s been a Tory government for the last 12 years. Who kno...

Grant Shapps displays terminal delusion with rail strike enthusiasm

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Anyone could have been forgiven for thinking that Grant Shapps was rather pleased the railway strikes were going ahead. Certainly it’s a long time since the transport secretary was so animated. Probably the last time ...

Grant Shapps tells rail staff not to ‘risk striking yourself out of a job’

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The transport secretary has told rail staff not to “risk striking yourself out of a job” just days before industrial action that will close much of the railway next week. In a speech in which Grant Shapps said he was ...

Grant Shapps says law change could allow agency workers to break strikes

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The government is considering legal changes to allow agency workers to fill in for striking staff, to reduce disruption to services. It is understood the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has not ruled out the option...

EU will likely grant Ukraine candidate status to join bloc, says Ursula von der Leyen

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The EU executive will next week make a recommendation on whether Ukraine should be given candidate status to join the bloc, the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has said. Such a recommendation woul...

As the shine comes off NZ Labour, Grant Robertson hopes his budget can steady the ship

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New Zealand’s finance minister is one week out from the most important date in his professional calendar – delivering the next budget. And he could be in for a tough sell. The image Grant Robertson carefully cultivate...

Barrel-scraper Grant Shapps is taking us for a ride

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In 2002, I accessed the 3,000-year-old subterranean ceremonial chamber of Pendeen Fogou in north-west Cornwall, by crawling through a 2ft-deep river of liquid cow slurry. Once inside, I was transformed and it was wort...

Grant Shapps under fire for bizarre videos and ‘zero interest’ in railways

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He’s the unflappable frontman and loyal defender of the errant “big dog” in Downing Street. Through the lens of Conservative politics, the transport secretary Grant Shapps is on a winning streak. But as crisis looms i...

Fewer than 10% of NSW small business flood grant applications have been paid

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Thousands of applications for grants to support communities devastated by floods in the New South Wales northern rivers and western Sydney have not been processed, while thousands of others have been rejected. The sta...

Hugh Grant brings phone-hacking claim against the Sun

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Hugh Grant is leading a renewed attempt to prove phone hacking took place at the Sun, even as Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper continues to maintain no illegality took place there. The actor has followed Paul Gascoigne and ...

Grant Shapps’ response to P&O Ferries won’t get its sacked workers their jobs back

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Grant Shapps sounded terribly pleased with his nine-point response to the P&O Ferries debacle, but it is hard to see how any of the transport secretary’s measures will force the company to reinstate the 800 worker...

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