Chris Grayling was in Europe so it was down to Jesse Norman to fob off Putney MP Greening over noise pollution
The session opened with a minute’s silence for the fallen. The past week has not been kind to Chris Grayling. Chaos on the trains and the Heathrow announcement have reduced the transport secretary to a primal assortment of nervous tics. The power of coherent thought has long since gone and there are fears his speech functions may follow.
Not that you would necessarily notice the impairment, given the current state of Theresa May’s government. The prime minister now appears to want a time-limited backstop Brexit deal that isn’t limited by time, she has no idea of when she is going to be publishing her Brexit white paper or what will be in it and her indecision has reached such a level that neither she nor David Davis can agree on whether the Brexit secretary should resign. With all this going on, Grayling’s failings are little more than irritating white noise.