Zac's departure delayed after failed takeoff from Commons runway | John Crace

Zac's departure delayed after failed takeoff from Commons runway | John Crace

Chris Grayling spared a skewering from fellow Conservative MP Goldsmith over contentious Heathrow airport decision

This ought to have been Zac Goldsmith’s big moment. The chance for redemption after allowing himself to be suckered into an unpleasant and hapless campaign to be elected London mayor. The chance to show he is a politician of integrity who isn’t afraid to stand up to his own party on the big stage.

It turned out to be the resignation that wasn’t. Theresa May was expecting it. She had made a point of scuttling out of the Commons seconds before Goldsmith got up to speak; public embarrassments are always best avoided.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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