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Grayling contradicted on use of public funds for Ramsgate contract

Britain’s Department for Transport paid big-name consultants £800,000 to evaluate the ill-fated contract with Seaborne Freight to provide a Ramsgate-Ostend ferry link after Brexit, it has emerged. The news has sparked calls for the resignation of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Revelation appears to contradict assurances from Mr Grayling in a statement to the Commons on Monday, in which he said: ‘We haven’t spent any money on this contract’

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