failing grayling
Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling, UK transport secretary, has hit the headlines yet again – and not in a good way, yet again. Failing Grayling, as he is widely known, has been accused of trying to silence the Road Haulage Association after leaving a “threatening” voicemail for chief executive Richard Burnett, after the RHA issued a press release following a private meeting with Mr Grayling. Mr Burnett told Panorama, in a programme to be aired this evening called No-Deal Brexit: Are We Ready? , that he thought Mr Grayling was  “trying to silence an industry that’s trying to help government guide them”. He added: “My sense of that message was, ‘either shut up or you don’t engage. You either play ball with us or you won’t be part of the negotiations on behalf of the industry’.”

Failing Grayling has been accused of costing the UK public purse £2.7bn, so far, via a series of blunders in top ministerial posts.

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