After being asked to step in and actually help the British public by intervening in the rail strikes negotiations, transport secretary Grant Shapps has said that it is not for the government to actually do its job.
“The unions may be calling for talks with us, but they fail to realise that the government is not willing to, or capable of, doing its job,” Shapps said.
He added that the unions may be trying to cause total travel chaos for a week, but this was nothing to the years that the government has been causing total chaos on a range of areas.
“Many of the public probably think that most ministers have been striking because of the lack of work we have been doing,” he told reporters. “But, in fact we have been working – just not very hard and completely incompetently.”