Election Night 2017: Labour’s Ed Mayne puts a big dent in Grayling’s Majority
From Our In-House Journalist – Ian Strutt – 9th June 2017 – reflecting on an amazing night:
Great to see Epsom and Ewell Labour Party’s Ed Mayne put a big dent in Cabinet minister Chris Grayling’s majority at the general election.
Grayling has left a trail of destruction at every government job he has been given.
Cost cutting when in charge of the prison service led to wage and staffing cuts, staff shortages plus a rise in prisoner suicides and drug taking.
He priced the costs of tribunals out of the reach of the ‘man in the street’ and introduced a stealth divorce ‘tax’ by by-passing Parliament.
When moved on to the job of co-ordinating proposed new laws being passed up from the House of Commons to the House of Lords for examination, these laws were batted back to the Commons with amendments faster than tennis balls at a Wimbledon final.
Next job: transport. Epsom’s commuting residents don’t need telling that the Tory’s franchise system Grayling praised to the heavens at Tuesday night’s hustings is broken and beyond repair.
Oyster cards for Epsom? Not a hope in hell with Grayling. Now he is backing a train card linked to your bank account which will take £25 directly out of your account every time your card’s credit drops below £5.
David Cameron had ejected Grayling from the back door of 10 Downing Street when Grayling took a lead role in the Vote Leave anti-EU campaign against the wishes of his constituents.
Now the UK is split down the middle with the Northern Irish positioned to tie up a minority UK Conservative Government in knots.
What is ‘Strong and Stable’ about this? All this is just as the Brexit negotiations are due to get under way headed by a wounded and flailing Prime Minister.
Grayling’s mobile phone was first stared at in disbelief and then became welded to his ear during last night’s count at Epsom’s racecourse grandstand as all the terrible news for the Tories was reported from across the UK.
Now, as Theresa May toddles off to the Palace to try to prolong her disastrous stay at No. 10, we should reflect on just who led May’s campaign to become Prime Minister.
Yes, yet another disaster for Chris Grayling! Now you know why he fully justifies the ‘Failing Grayling’ tag.