Kevin Lindsay hits back at Grant Shapps' comment

18 September 2020

Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF’s organiser in Scotland, has hit back at Grant Shapps’ comment in the Commons yesterday that the site of the Stonehaven rail crash looked ‘like a Hornby train set thrown up in the air’.

 

Kevin said: ‘It is unfortunate in the extreme that the Secretary of State for Transport should make such a glib remark. This was a real accident, involving real people - three of whom died, and six of whom were injured - and a real train. It was not a Hornby model train set thrown up in the air in a Tory government minister’s playroom. Mr Shapps really should think more carefully about what he says and how he says it. Because he is treading on the feelings of the families and friends and colleagues of those who died.’

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