Whoops – there go the railways, says Westminster’s answer to Mr Bean | Ian Birrell
With his history of bumbling ministerial ineptitude, the sooner Chris Grayling’s cabinet career hits the buffers the better
Imagine you were running a business and one of your senior managers left a trail of disaster in their wake. First, you would investigate to see what had gone wrong in each case. And then, if you found the same person was responsible for repeated failures, you might either dismiss them or, if feeling generous, put them in charge of the paper clips. But as the hapless career of Chris Grayling proves, they do things differently in government.
Grayling is a nice guy. No doubt he means well. But when it comes to politics, he seems utterly clueless and shamelessly incompetent as he lurches from job to job, leaving others to clear up his chaos.
It was no surprise to hear him insisting this morning he would not resign, despite a catastrophic cock-up
Source: Guardian Transport