Grant Shapps

Transport for London secures £1.8bn government bailout

November 1, 2020

Transport for London (TfL) has secured a bailout from the government worth about £1.8bn a fortnight after Sadiq Khan accused Boris Johnson of a “blatant lie” after the prime minister claimed the London mayor had effectively bankrupted the tube and bus service in the capital. In a significant win for the Khan, the government has […]

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Mask wearing on Tube and buses to be enforced by TfL staff

July 2, 2020

Public transport workers in the capital have been given new powers to ‘increase enforcement’ of face masks on the Tube and buses. Around 86% of people travelling on Transport for London (TfL) trains and buses last week wore a face covering, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said. Face coverings were first recommended for use on public […]

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Grant Shapps backs Dominic Cummings over lockdown breach

May 23, 2020

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has defended the behaviour of Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings, who drove from London to Durham during the lockdown, saying: “In moments of crisis, we seek to have our family around us.” Cummings travelled to his parents’ property at a time when he believed he may have been infected with […]

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