Failing Grayling never needs any help to make a fool of himself | John Crace
Transport secretary yet again proves there is no bad situation that he cannot make worse
In a recent podcast with the BBC’s Nick Robinson, John Major described the Tory rebels who are circling around Theresa May as worse than the bastards in his own government in the early 1990s. One wonders, then, just what the former prime minister might make of Chris Grayling? Or indeed, what Chris Grayling makes of Chris Grayling? Assuming he is capable of self-reflection. Not something that can be taken for granted, as if he were he would probably have resigned by now.
By no stretch of the imagination could Failing Grayling be described as a bastard or a rebel in the conventional sense, as he’s been nothing but loyal to May. But it’s this very loyalty that makes him such a threat to her. The last thing a leader struggling for survival on a daily basis needs is the constant support of someone who is invariably wrong on almost everything and has screwed up every job he has ever been given. To be backed by Grayling is the kiss of death.
Source: Guardian Transport