David Davis, the Brexit secretary. Deloitte was among consultancies on short-term contract with DExEU [Image: Hayoung Jeon/EPA].

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been caught out in a direct lie to the people of the UK.

She told us all that accountancy firm Deloitte, which wrote a leaked memo claiming the government had no plan for Brexit, was “not working for government”.

It was. She knew it. She lied.

Are we supposed to put up with this?

Or should we sling her out?

The accountancy firm behind the leaked memo that claimed the government had no Brexit strategy had been working in Whitehall helping to set up David Davis’s Brexit department.

Deloitte, along with seven other consultancy firms, worked on a short-term contract within the Department for Exiting the EU. In the wake of the critical memo being leaked, Theresa May dismissed it as “produced by an individual from an external accountancy firm, who was not working for government”.

Deloitte, however, had been hired along with other consultancy firms – on a pro-bono basis, or for a nominal fee of £1 – to help set up DExEU after it was created last summer.

Source: Deloitte helped set up Brexit department at time of leaked memo | Business | The Guardian

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