Brexit Secretary David Davis has previously refused to reveal the costs of the case, saying they will be published ‘in due course’ [Image: BBC News].

In fact, I never know how much I’ve spent on electricity and printing costs either, so I do have a certain amount of sympathy. But why can’t we have an interim report on all the other costs, to be supplemented by these other things when they’re known?

I think we all know the answer to that: It’s because David Davis simply doesn’t want us to know that he has wasted a phenomenal amount of our money on nothing.

The Government has refused to say how much public money it spent on its failed Supreme Court challenge over Article 50 – because it does not know the “electricity costs of rooms used for preparing for the case” or “the cost of the printing of materials”.

The Department for Exiting the European Union admitted it had “no estimates” of how much of taxpayers’ money had been spent on fighting the months-long legal battle because it has not kept track of staffing costs, in response to a Freedom of Information request.

Ministers have come under mounting pressure to reveal the financial cost of their decision to take the legal fight to the Supreme Court in an attempt to prevent Parliament being given a say on Brexit.

They have promised to publish the legal costs “in due course”

Source: Government does not know full cost of its Article 50 Supreme Court challenge due to ‘electricity and printing charges’

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