Transport secretary ‘running scared’ as he flies out of UK on day of rail fare hike
Labour and Lib Dems criticise Chris Grayling for attending meetings in Qatar amid biggest annual fare rise for five years
The transport secretary has been accused of dodging his responsibilities by Labour and the Liberal Democrats after he left the UK for Qatar on the day much-criticised rail fare increases come into force.
A Downing Street spokesman said the under fire Chris Grayling, who has been tipped to lose his post in a possible new year reshuffle, was in Qatar to meet various ministers and business leaders for two days and would remain overseas until Thursday or Friday.
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Source: Guardian Transport