Friday 30 August 2019 / 12:01 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

Andy McDonald responds to government pledge of £30 million for ports

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the government pledge of £30 million for ports, said:

“Given the scale of the challenge faced by ports ahead of any potential no-deal chaos £30 million is nowhere near enough.

“The Department for Transport has already wasted tens of millions of pounds on bungled ferry contracts and legal settlements with cross channel operators over recent years.

“This announcement is a pathetic attempt to cover up the government’s disastrous and incompetent planning and utter failure to support the UK’s ports as a No Deal Brexit looms.”