Chris Grayling criticised for blaming rail delays on 'militant unions'
Minister denies he is passing the buck but Labour says he is in denial about his shortcomings, after damning NAO report
Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, has been accused of passing the buck over severe rail disruption on Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern trains as he blamed “militant unions” for causing staff shortages.
A report from the National Audit Office strongly criticises the government’s management of the UK’s largest rail franchise, held by Govia Thameslink, concluding that policy decisions have had a negative impact upon millions of passengers.
Source: Guardian Transport