Wes Streeting – Eurotunnel settlement shows Brexit “descending into colossal waste of time and money” - People's Vote

Wes Streeting – Eurotunnel settlement shows Brexit “descending into colossal waste of time and money”

The Government has settled Eurotunnel’s legal case against them by agreeing to pay £33 million. The case was brought against the Department for Transport by Eurotunnel as a result of the contract handed to Seaborne Freight, the infamous ferry company with no ferries.

Responding, Wes Streeting MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

“Brexit is descending into a colossal waste of time and money. Another £33 million of taxpayers’ money is now being thrown away thanks to the shambolic mismanagement of leading Brexiter Chris Grayling and his inexplicable, secretive decision to hand a lucrative contract to a ferry company with no ferries. 

“The amount of money already wasted on Brexit won’t be recovered, meaning less money for vital areas like the NHS, education and defence. This debate is no longer about wild claims, theories or predictions and now that there are new facts about the real cost of Brexit, there should be a new vote that gives people a real say.

“With more and more money already wasted on Brexit, and with the cost set to spiral even further, it is vital that the public are given the final say over this process. That’s why huge numbers will be marching through London on March 23 demanding that Brexit is put to the people.”

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