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#SouthernFail: New MP Jones questions on the Gibb Report

Inside Croydon

Sarah Jones has gone in to bat for Croydon commuters within a day of the Queen’s Speech

Sarah Jones, the new MP for Croydon Central, has wasted no time in trying to hold the Government to account over its mismanagement of the Southern Rail crisis, as yesterday she tabled five written questions on the subject to Chris Grayling, the somnambulist Tory transport minster.

The best that Tory Chris Philp, an MP since 2015, could offer was some puerile virtue-signalling by tweeting that he was “back on the case of Southern Rail” – suggesting that he had not been “on the case” for his constituent commuters for the past six months.

Because that’s how long it has been since rail expert Chris Gibb submitted his report to the Department for Transport. And that’s how long Grayling and his Whitehall mandarins who effectively control the Southern network have sat on the report…

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