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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Grant Shapps
Posted by: Thomas Barry
Date/Time: 22/04/15 18:36:00

More pertinently for Chiswick, Shapps is a pro-Third Runway Tory, and one of the allegations against him is of rewriting the wikipedia entry of Justine Greening, who had disagreed with him on this. So, double reason not to trust him, then.

"Just before his promotion to the cabinet Shapps signalled support for a third runway in Heathrow – a significant move given that this went against party policy at the time.

A few days later Greening responded by saying the government remained opposed to a third runway at Heathrow. The next week she was reshuffled out of her job to become overseas aid secretary and the party began talking up the chances of new “aviation capacity”.

"On a Sunday evening in September 2013 as the west was weighing up whether to launch air strikes against Damascus, Contribsx decided to sum up Greening’s fall from grace – and noted that she went on as development secretary to miss a key vote on Syria – by adding these lines to Greening’s Wikipedia page:

“In the runup to the 2012 cabinet reshuffle Greening said it would be difficult to serve in a cabinet which was in favour of a third runway. In the event Greening was reshuffled on 4 September 2012. A move atacked by Boris Johnson ... Greening failed to vote in a critical parliamentary division about military action in Syria. Although in the House of Commons at the time, she was reportedly chatting to another minister in a room behind the chamber and failed to notice that the division bell had sounded.”."

Entire Thread
TopicDate PostedPosted By
Grant Shapps 21/04/15 23:20:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Grant Shapps 21/04/15 23:53:00 Dave Robertson
      Re:Re:Grant Shapps 22/04/15 05:45:00 Dan Murphy
         Re:Re:Re:Grant Shapps 22/04/15 08:03:00 Oliver Gibb
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Grant Shapps 22/04/15 10:04:00 Anne Brown
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Grant Shapps 22/04/15 18:36:00 Thomas Barry
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Grant Shapps 28/04/15 23:57:00 Anne Black
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Grant Shapps 29/04/15 00:19:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Grant Shapps 29/04/15 00:31:00 Anne Black
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Grant Shapps 29/04/15 07:38:00 Janine Jarvis

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