Grayling told to sink £14m ferry ‘fiasco’
CHRIS Grayling is under pressure to cancel his £14million deal with a ferry firm that has no ships.
The Transport Secretary wants Seaborne Freight to run ships between Belgium and Ramsgate, Kent, by the time we leave the EU.
Mr Grayling’s plan is to take the pressure off Dover in the event of a No Deal.
Now Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald is to urge Mr Grayling to axe the contract.
In a letter, he said: “It is clear that this contract and the company it has been awarded to is unsuitable and should be revoked immediately.
“I’m astonished you awarded it to a company with no money, no ships, no track record, no employees, no ports, one telephone line, and no working website or sailing schedule.”
He accused Mr Grayling of not doing due diligence before sealing the deal.
Mr McDonald added: ”You effectively gifted the company the work without any form of competition.”
CONTRACT Chris Grayling