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Grayling accused of new ineptitude linked to Gatwick drone and ferry firm

Media accusations of the transport secretary’s alleged incompetence are nothing new, but late 2018 saw him vilified for failure in two brand new areas of the transport portfolio. Rik Thomas reports

08 January 2019

Diatribes concerning the alleged incompetence of transport secretary Chris Grayling have become a regular feature of media commentary on transport issues over the past year or so, largely due to his purported mismanagement of the country’s rail network. As 2018 drew to a close, however, the media was given not one but two new sticks to beat Grayling with – the drone-related incident that brought Gatwick Airport to a standstill for almost two days and Grayling’s decision to...

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