Grayling urged to quit as spending on Brexit ferry deal consultants revealed

Transport secretary had told MPs no money went on £13.8m Seaborne Freight contract

Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, is facing calls to resign after auditors found his department spent £800,000 of public money on consultants assessing the bid of a company with no ships that was temporarily awarded a Brexit-related ferry contract.

The shadow transport secretary, Andy McDonald, said his opposite number had been shown to be “off the Richter scale of incompetence” after announcing the demise of plans involving the startup Seaborne Freight.

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Source: The Guardian
Grayling urged to quit as spending on Brexit ferry deal consultants revealed