Grant Shapps

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For Shapps the philosopher, there’s no indefensible position he won’t defend | John Crace
Transport secretary continues in his long-running role as go-to man for whenever Boris Johnson is in trouble

John Crace

24, May, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Crossrail: much-delayed Elizabeth line to open on 24 May
Tunnelled section of £19bn project through centre of London finally ready for passengers

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

04, May, 2022 @12:28 PM

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Barrel-scraper Grant Shapps is taking us for a ride | Stewart Lee
The minister has ditched a lawnmower tax the EU had already axed. Is this the best you’ve got, Brexiters?

Stewart Lee

01, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Grant Shapps under fire for bizarre videos and ‘zero interest’ in railways
Transport secretary’s unusual interventions raise eyebrows as well as questions over his commitment to the day job

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

30, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Government plan to tempt UK back to trains dismissed as gimmick
Labour and unions say ‘Great British Rail sale’ will do nothing for commuters who have suffered steep fare rises

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

18, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Justice minister resigns over No 10 Covid fines and PM’s ‘official response’ – as it happened
Latest updates: Lord Wolfson says he cannot serve in the government because of its disregard for the rule of law

Nadeem Badshah and Andrew Sparrow

13, Apr, 2022 @7:25 PM

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Deeply disappointed Shapps defends honourable art of lying | John Crace
Minister seemed to imply you had to be completely heartless not to accept self-pitying contrition of PM

John Crace

13, Apr, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Boris Johnson ‘mortified’ at Covid fine, says Grant Shapps
Transport secretary says PM did not knowingly break laws, after he and Rishi Sunak fined by police

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

13, Apr, 2022 @8:35 AM

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Senior Tory says Shapps privately assured him £3bn HS2 branch will be scrapped
Exclusive: Assurances offered to Graham Brady may raise questions about why decision has not been made public

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

06, Apr, 2022 @6:02 PM

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Minister rules out energy rationing in UK despite Ukraine crisis
Grant Shapps says invasion is ‘wake-up call’ but onshore wind plan seems to have been scaled down

Aubrey Allegretti and Jasper Jolly

03, Apr, 2022 @1:49 PM

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UK prevents use of private jet linked to Russian oligarchs
After recent seizures of aircraft and yacht, Grant Shapps grounds plane at Luton airport pending investigation

Harry Taylor and agency

02, Apr, 2022 @12:25 PM

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P&O Ferries: criminal investigation launched after staff sackings
Insolvency Service starts ‘both criminal and civil investigations’ over firm’s dismissal of 786 workers

Gwyn Topham

01, Apr, 2022 @3:56 PM

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