Grant Shapps: ‘Rail strikes designed to inflict damage at worst possible time’

Next week’s rail strikes are “designed to inflict damage at the worst possible time”, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.The Cabinet minister described the industrial action as an attempt to “derail reforms that are critical”.Half of Britain’s rail lines will be closed during strikes on June 21, 23 and 25 by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT).

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