Investigation launched into money spent on Boris Johnson’s ‘no deal’ Brexit

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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3 thoughts on “Investigation launched into money spent on Boris Johnson’s ‘no deal’ Brexit

  1. trev

    It’s unbelievable how much money the Tories squander on one thing after another, yet have simultaneously subjected the country to nearly a decade of ruinous Austerity. Millions living in poverty whilst they chuck Billions £s away usually in the direction of big companies for no reason other than sheer incompetence.

  2. Dave Rowlands

    I read the full article and it states

    “The NAO intends to publish its findings next spring, which means that the row over Brexit will continue long after Boris Johnson plans to leave.”

    Not in time for a Vote Of No Confidence.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      That’s what I get for writing articles late into the night. I missed that. Well done for spotting it.

      It does let BoJob off the hook, though.

      Still, perhaps Mr Corbyn could take a leaf out of his opponents’ book. You know all those people who are determined to label him as an anti-Semite, saying the mere fact that Labour is being investigated by the EHRC must prove it? He could say the simple fact the NAO is investigating Mr Johnson’s spending on ‘no deal’ Brexit shows there’s something wrong with it.

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