Question Time LIVE: Lynch faces fury of angry audience TONIGHT after shutting down Britain

The RMT general secretary Mick Lynch will sit on the panel tonight after saying the union will “continue its industrial campaign until a negotiated settlement is reached.”

He also called on the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to “to get in the room or get out the way”.

Reflecting on Thursday’s strikes he continued: “In a modern economy workers need to be properly rewarded for their work, enjoy good conditions and have the peace of mind that their job will not be taken away from them.  

“Grant Shapps needs to get in the room or get out of the way so we can negotiate with these companies who we have successfully struck dozens of deals with previously.  

“What we cannot accept is thousands of railway workers being thrown on the scrapheap after being praised as heroes during Covid.