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Stephen Byers was on a daylight occasion recently – as hundreds of thousands of workers were stranded by a strike in the most recent rail fiasco The ambushed Transport Secretary was denounced of ‘staggering arrogance’ by his critics They sai

Stephen Byers was on a daylight occasion recently – as hundreds of thousands of workers were stranded by a strike in the most recent rail fiasco

The ambushed Transport Secretary was denounced of ‘staggering arrogance’ by his critics

They said he was running for cover as the to begin with of four days of strikes halted 95 per penny of South West Trains over the Home Counties

Mr Byers was thought to be in India with his accomplice Jan Cookson His associates demanded that he was taking a ‘welldeserved’ break to revive his batteries

But his nonappearance looked independently ill-judged as he faces mounting feedback over the crumbling state of the railways

Two spilled security reports this week said the arrange was on the verge of a disastrous breakdown They cautioned of ‘systematic failures’ in support what’s more, guaranteed the arrange was in a more awful state than in numerous Third World countries

Railtrack investors are undermining legitimate activity what’s more, multi-million-pound pay claims over Mr Byers’s choice to put the organization into administration

And he has pulled in huge feedback over the awkward dealing with of a few touchy issues He confronted requests to sack his counsel Jo Moore over her e-mail proclaiming September 11 a great day to ‘bury’ terrible news
They were intensified at the point when Miss Moore sneaked out humiliating reports under cover of the Chancellor’s pre-Budget statement Yet Mr Byers has declined to make her go By clearing out England at this minute he has landed in however more hot water

On Wednesday night, authorities at his division repelled all talk that he had cleared out the country Be that as it may recently they dropped the pretence

A representative would say as it were that he was abroad ‘recharging his batteries’ what’s more, was anticipated back in England on Monday, what’s more, back at work ‘very without further ado after that’

Officials would not say where he was, be that as it may he has voyage to India in January for the past two years The temperature in Bombay recently was 29c, while most parts of England battled to get above six degrees

Mr Byers is said to be in contact with authorities amid his break, yet that did not spare him from feedback from travelers what’s more, politicians

Carol Bell, who survived the 1997 Southall crash with a broken neckline bone what’s more, ribs, said: ‘This is typical Stephen Byers behaviour With the rail framework in an articulate mess, he just turns his back

‘He is clearly living in a few sort

of parallel universe, since to take a occasion right presently has no defence He just does not appear to mind that the railroads are risky what’s more, that drivers what’s more, travelers are putting their lives at hazard on a day by day basis

‘I think he ought to have surrendered a long time ago, yet this just affirms how unable the man is He must go some time recently more harm is done ‘

Cynthia Hay, of the Capital Transport Campaign, said: ‘One would have thought he would have had his occasion over Christmas what’s more, come back to work like so numerous individuals are attempting to do at the moment ‘

Senior Tories said the timing of his occasion is another ‘staggering’ case of Mr Byers’s ‘arrogance’

Transport representative Eric Pickles said: ‘Stephen Byers proceeds to appear incredible consistency in his initiative of the railroads – at the to begin with sign of the smallest trouble, he goes to ground

‘Delays are up by 45 per cent, strikes are devastating the South East rail arrange for the next four working days what’s more, resolve among Railtrack representatives is at shake bottom ‘

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