Chris Grayling

Why is Britain so cavalier with its glorious world heritage?

From Stonehenge to Liverpool to the Lake District, famous sites are under attack from unexpected quarters<p>When, last July, Unesco added the Lake District to its list of world heritage sites, the awarding committee noted its contribution to conservation itself. Being admired for so long, the place …

List-Worthy

John Prescott: Our wasted billions on failed Carillions

The collapse of Carillion shows how the private ­sector has failed Britain, ripped off the taxpayer and betrayed the workers.<p>Once again a major …

Royal Family

Macron mania — May under attack — UKIP (really) over?

<i>Sunday Crunch is compiled today by Charlie Cooper and Kate Day.</i><p><b>**Don’t miss the return of POLITICO’s Davos Playbook</b> from January 22-26. Davos …

Brexit

Carillion: the inside story on why ministers, investors and the world's biggest accountants failed to prevent its collapse

Blue Monday – the third Monday in January, so called because it is apparently the most depressing day of the year – was a particularly grim day for Carillion.<p>After days of tense talks with the Government and its lenders, the firm announced just before the stock market opened for the week that it …

Greg Clark

The Mask of Deception: Corporations vs. Civil Society | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In the United States, corporations have effectively highjacked civil society by marinating the non-profits in money. Combined with $1billion spent on</i> …

Civil Society

BBC Question Time Woman Demands To Know Why Chris Grayling Kept Working With Crisis-Hit Carillion

She sparked raucous applause from the audience.<p>A Question Time audience member sparked raucous applause after demanding to know why transport …

Referendums

Plots to remove Theresa May are building within the parliamentary Tory party

The Prime Minister can only blame herself for a cabinet stuffed with mediocrities.<p>Immediately after Theresa May’s reshuffle her more positive …

Brexit

“Memes are not the way to look at it”: inside the Tory membership crisis

Losing members could lose the Conservative Party the next election – and it doesn’t know how to win them back.<p>At 9am on a rainy Monday morning in …

Referendums

The National Prison Catastrophe – Is The Worst Yet To Come?

Stefano_Carnevali via Getty Images<p>A truly appalling inspection report on Liverpool prison coincides with repeated safety failures at Nottingham …

Prison

Carillion employees working on Network Rail projects get pay guaranteed through to mid-April

Employees of collapsed construction firm Carillion working on Network Rail projects have been told today their wages are guaranteed through to …

Bogus Blue Monday equations and an age-defying president

In a week that Trump was declared fit for duty, we hit peak pointlessness with spineless books<p><b>Monday</b><p>Today is Blue Monday, the day – according to some bogus equation involving the weather, debt and time since Christmas divided by low motivational levels – when people are most likely to be feeling …

Hannah McKay

Boris Johnson slams UK's infrastructure record, then proposes Channel bridge

Foreign secretary criticises systems of planning in Britain and calls Labour mayor of London ‘Sadiq hashtag useless Khan’<p>Boris Johnson lambasted the UK’s record at delivering major infrastructure projects just days before raising the prospect of erecting a 22-mile bridge across the English Channel …

Referendums

Mayor Sadiq Khan's concerns over fresh Crossrail 2 delays revealed in letter to the chancellor

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s concerns over fresh delays to the £31bn Crossrail 2 project have been revealed in a letter sent to chancellor Philip …

Sadiq Khan

This Man With HIV Just Won His Battle To Change The Rules So He Can Become An Airline Pilot

Following a BuzzFeed News story, the Civil Aviation Authority announced on Thursday that people with HIV would no longer be barred from becoming commercial pilots.<p>The UK's Civil Aviation Authority has changed its rules to allow people with HIV to become commercial airline pilots after BuzzFeed News …

Airlines

Nus Ghani is first Muslim woman minister to speak in Commons

<b>Nus Ghani has made history by becoming the first female Muslim minister to speak from the Commons dispatch box.</b><p>Recently appointed as Transport Minister, Ms Ghani was cheered as she addressed questions about station access for disabled people.<p>Ms Ghani, Wealden MP since 2015, is the daughter of …

Referendums

Justine Greening hits out at Heathrow expansion plans

<b>Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has criticised the government over its plans to expand Heathrow.</b><p>The MP for Putney, which is close to the West London airport, said she believed the proposals were "flawed".<p>Ms Greening quit the Cabinet last week after refusing a job as work and pensions …

Justine Greening

The Waugh Zone Thursday January 18, 2018

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1. BYE-EU TRAVESTY?</b><p>Theresa May is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron at the British …

Brexit

Heathrow suggests routing M25 through a tunnel under third runway

Britain's busiest motorway could be buried in a tunnel seven metres below a new third runway at Heathrow, the airport has announced.<p>The airport suggests in a consultation that the 12-lane M25 should be moved 150 metres, with part of it running through a tunnel.<p>Heathrow could also cut the length of …

Aviation

Heathrow begins public consultation on airport expansion, motorway move

LONDON (Reuters) - Heathrow Airport launched a 10-week public consultation on its proposed expansion on Wednesday, saying it would ask locals for their views on issues such as the rerouting of a major motorway near the airport and the length of a new, third runway.<p>Prime Minister Theresa May backed …

Aviation

Second accountancy body seeks right to allow members to do probate work

18 January 2018<p>ACCA: 90,000 UK members and keen on probate work<p>The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is set to become the second …

Law (UK)

local communities given chance to "shape" Heathrow's expansion plans - Airport World Magazine

According to the airport, the consultation process is a major milestone in delivering an expanded airport.<p>It claims that Heathrow's upgrade would be …

Flying

Grayling’s East Coast experiment risks coming off the rails

When Chris Grayling announced last year that he was cutting the Virgin Trains franchise on the East Coast main line by three years, the transport …

No statistics for Chris Grayling’s claim over rail unions

“It was the unnecessary action of militant trade unions that caused the vast majority of disruption for passengers.” – Chris Grayling, 10 January 2018<p>…

AMEY PARTNERS WITH GOVERNMENT FOR YEAR OF ENGINEERING CAMPAIGN 2018

2018 marks the launch of the Year of Engineering Campaign – a year-long national initiative led by the Government, in an effort to inspire the next …

Engineering

Leader: private gain, public loss

The government’s carelessness has deepened the consequences of Carillion’s collapse.<p>Until recently, few outside the opaque world of procurement had …

Brexit

The free market is the key to fixing Britain’s railways

As the political argument over the East Coast railway franchise continues, it’s easy to lose sight of the passenger interest. Last year, the Campaign for Better Transport found that nationally over 50 per cent of trains were late or cancelled. This is despite fares and costs that have risen sharply …

Transport for the North unveil £70bn travel masterplan

<b>A £70bn plan for improving roads and railways across the North of England has been unveiled.</b><p>The 30-year plan includes creating a new rail network, called Northern Powerhouse Rail, and upgrading roads.<p>Transport for the North (TfN) said the developments could help create 850,000 jobs and boost the …

Cities

18 Stamp Suggestions Andrea Leadom Probably Didn't Expect When She Backed Brexit Stamp Campaign

'You can do that when you've finished colouring in our new passports.'<p>Andrea Leadsom’s support for a campaign to mark Britain’s exit from the EU with …

Referendums

Ministers battle with Carillion collapse fallout

The Government is holding an emergency meeting over the collapse of construction firm Carillion as ministers battle to keep public services …

Downing Street

Carillion bosses face inquiry after protecting ‘exorbitant’ £4m bonuses ahead of collapse

Carillon bosses face an investigation into a “shameful” bid to protect their bonuses before the firm went bust, with the company’s collapse now …

Downing Street