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Two-fingered salute: Is this Boris Johnson’s likely response to the National Audit Office’s findings about his ‘no deal’ Brexit preparations?

It seems the National Audit Office isn’t convinced that Boris Johnson is spending our money responsibly. That’s understandable.

And the object of that organisation’s concern is nothing other than his plan for a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

One can easily understand the reasons for the disquiet. Chris Grayling’s £50 million freight fiasco was just one of 24 scandals already discovered by the NAO.

And now Boris Johnson is prime minister.

All we can hope is that the report is published in time for Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘no confidence’ vote.

The National Audit Office has started its biggest and most ambitious investigation into Boris Johnson’s ‘no deal’ Brexit by scrutinising the £6.6 billion of taxpayers’ money earmarked to be spent on the project for rushed decisions and the wasting of public money.

Parliament’s financial watchdog announced the “super investigation” a week after Parliament rose. It now includes the extra £2 billion Johnson earmarked this month for “turbo charging” the ‘no deal’ process.

It follows a total of 24 reports by the NAO on Brexit since 2016, which highlighted scandals and public waste. This included the exposure of former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s mishandling of ‘no deal’ Brexit freight contracts which cost the country more than £50 million including paying Eurotunnel £33 million in an out-of-court settlement.

Source: Parliament’s Financial Watchdog Launches Investigation into Boris Johnson’s No Deal Brexit – Byline Times

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