Articles tagged with Justine Greening
by Ray Chambers / 12 Mar 2013 13:03
Tonight sees a gathering of 150 influencers at the House of Lords, organised by Malaria No More UK to mark UK action and global progress on malaria, shortly after the UK premier of ‘Mary & Martha’, the new film written by Richard Curtis about two mothers who unite to save lives after losing their own sons to malaria. I’m encouraged by the breadth of support for tonight’s event with speakers including Professor
by Ben Duckworth / 10 Jan 2012 14:56
Having spent Christmas and New Year finalising the decision to give HS2 the thumbs up, Justine Greening will stand up in the House of Commons and announce that the £32bn new railway line will be built in time for 2026. It is her first major announcement – and it’s about the largest infrastructure project you can have on a cabinet minister’s CV. That’s not bad considering that Greening has only been in the cabinet since
by Nik Darlington / 24 Nov 2011 14:06
Children’s stories can be great allegories for our times, if only you know where to look. In Troublesome Engines (1950), book number five of the Reverend Awdry’s Thomas the Tank Engine series, the big and powerful engines like Gordon, Henry and James feel overworked so they go on strike. The Fat Controller, aka. Sir Topham Hatt, breaks the strike by buying in a new engine. It was revealed this week that the government
by Charlotte Henry / 09 Nov 2011 11:22
The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party has elected 32 year-old lesbian Ruth Davidson as their leader. This shouldn't stand out in 21st century politics, but it does. I can’t think of another openly gay leader of any other major political UK grouping.
As our society is becoming, slowly but surely, more tolerant of public LGBT figures, our politics still lags behind. The wink, wink, nudge, nudge, tone of many of the stories around
by Nik Darlington / 21 Oct 2011 10:05
Would you feel safe climbing into a car with someone 400% over the alcohol limit behind the wheel? No. Likewise, you would not feel safe boarding an aeroplane with a pilot similarly inebriated.
But that is what newly proposed EU flight time regulations would allow if passed. According to new research from BALPA, the pilots’ union, a 16 hours shift, including more than 12 hours in the skies, renders pilots fatigued to
by Richard Roberts / 19 Oct 2011 18:02
There was an interesting game of cat and mouse as Justine Greening made her first appearance in front of the transport committee today.
Greening replaced Philip Hammond as transport secretary on Friday when he moved to the Ministry of Defence.
The Commons committee attempted to get her to pin her colours to the mast on a range of contentious issues today – from departmental strategy to whether or