Transport Secretary Grant Shapps apologises to passengers for rail disruption as 40,000 RMT union workers go on strike across Britain.
Comparing pay in the rail sector to that of nurses, he says "we can't have unreasonable pay rises going to an already pretty well-paid section of the economy".
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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the House of Commons that the government is not "imposing a pay freeze" and that the unions are "factually incorrect" when they claim the government are. He describes their upcoming strike as being about "outdated unions" who want to stand in the way of "progress" and that their industrial action is going to "threaten the jobs" of their members. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the a minister would only be a "hindrance" if they become involved in discussions between the RMT and railway bosses, adding there is is "no way" he could be of "any help" in avoiding any strike action. He argues that only employers will know what "trade off" could be tabled if pay rises were offered in response to the RMT's strike threats. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour’s shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry labels the cancellation of flights as “unprofessional”, saying she’s “really sorry” that so many have had holidays cancelled as a result. She goes on to call on Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to “show a bit of leadership” and hold airlines accountable
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Boris Johnson Resigns , As British Prime Minister.
Johnson's July 7 resignation announcement comes a day after two of his top Conservative ministers also resigned.
It also comes less than a month after Johnson
survived a vote of confidence called in Parliament
by members of his own Conservative Party.
In his remarks, Johnson offered no apology for the
myriad of scandals that have plagued his government.
Today I have appointed a cabinet to serve, as I will, until a new leader is in place, Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
I know that there will be many people who are relieved and perhaps quite a few who will also be disappointed. , Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
And I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world. , Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
But them's the breaks, Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
Calls for Johnson's resignation were powerful from the Labor Party, the main opposition party to Johnson's Conservative Party.
We can't go on with this prime minister clinging on for months and months to come, Keir Starmer, Labour Party Leader, via Reuters.
But they were equally as bold from the Conservative Party, including from several high-profile ministers,
many of whom have resigned in recent weeks.
You must do the right thing
and go now, Nadhim Zahawi, U.K. Finance Minister,
In his brief remarks,
that no one in politics
I regret not to have been successful in those arguments. And of course, it's painful not to be able to see through so many ideas and projects myself, Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
But as we've seen at Westminster the herd instinct is powerful - when the herd moves, it moves and, my friends, in politics no one is remotely indispensable, Boris Johnson, via Reuters
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