Friday 1 March 2019 / 11:08 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

This trail of destruction has gone on long enough, it’s time for Chris Grayling to go – McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the news that the government will pay £33m to Eurotunnel in an agreement to settle a lawsuit over extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit, said:

“On the same day a National Audit Office report highlights that disastrous decisions by Chris Grayling at the Ministry of Justice have wasted nearly half a billion pounds of public money we also learn that the Transport Secretary’s misjudgement over the award of a ferry contract has left taxpayer’s liable for £33 million in compensation to Eurotunnel.

“This follows a damning Public Accounts Committee report on Wednesday on his mismanagement of the railways.

“His conduct as a minister is one of serial failure and routine incompetence. In any other sphere of life he would have been sacked long ago. I say yet again: this trail of destruction has gone on long enough. It’s time for Chris Grayling to go.”