Chris Grayling in January: "“The reality is that this has been looked at very carefully by a team of civil servants who have done due diligence on the company and have reached a view they can deliver. I make no apologies for supporting a new British business." https://t.co/3agEi0BA3o
They never had ships. They now never will have ships. They did have the website of a pizza delivery company.
For all intents and purposes Chris Grayling briefly hired a failed Italian restaurant to ship medicine. Look forward to seeing what they do with even more control. https://t.co/7CqLOnQyIU
NEW: Chris Grayling has terminated a contract with Seaborne Freight to provide ferries in the event of a no deal Brexit. No tax payer money has gone to the firm. A DFT spokesperson said: "it became clear Seaborne would not reach its contractual requirements with the Government".
I predict Chris Grayling makes no apologies for TRYING to support new British business and will find he was let down by officials. And probably doesn’t have time to watch TV. He’s very busy. https://t.co/8o3onK4Faa
Chris Grayling was told & better told that this wouldn’t work. This is humiliating and causes yet more damage to our country’s reputation. He’s been banned from Calais & Theresa May should ban him from the Dept of Transport before he does any further harm. https://t.co/ue4IuD14i7
So the £13.8m contract given to Seaborne Freight, the company which has no ferries, to provide ferries in the event of a no deal Brexit has been scrapped by Chris Grayling.
Govt said "it became clear Seaborne would not reach its contractual requirements".
*is not very good at his job but is otherwise nice*
*awards multi-million pound contract to ferry company with no ships and terms and conditions of a fucking takeaway which is later cancelled and is also an arsehole*
*does not lose job*
SHOCK NEWS: the ferry company with no ferries, no history running ferries, and no port from which to run ferries…has failed to secure ferries.
So that supposedly crucial emergency contract is cancelled. Another Chris Grayling triumph! https://t.co/lCtVtTzLmO
Give Chris Grayling a break. How could he have known giving a ferry contract to a firm with no history, no money, no ships, no employees, no ports, no sailing schedule, one telephone line and terms & conditions copied from a pizza takeaway would turn out to be the wrong decision?
STEPHEN: Chris, I just wanted to stop by and apologise for... Chris? Are you okay?
GRAYLING <sobs>: She is all that remains of my beautiful little fleet
STEPHEN: Oh! Huh. There's a duck there.
GRAYLING: The last survivor of Dunquack
GRAYLING: I call her Margaret
No Jacob, it’s because Chris Grayling awarded a contract to provide ferry services to a company with no ferries and no experience.
The Irish now being blamed for *literally* everything going wrong! https://t.co/h96oA1BLDe
I can exclusively reveal Chris Grayling's due diligence process conducted on Seaborne Freight...
CG: Do you have ships?
CG: Do you own a copy of Monopoly.
CG: You'll find there's a battleship in there. Approved. https://t.co/h5ZeoNJy4h
Shadow communities secretary, Andrew Gwynne, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It’s another example of a major disaster on the hands of Chris Grayling, who actually must now really class as the worst secretary of state ever.”
How did it take the Tories months to realise that the #SeaborneFreight contract was unjustifiable?
And how on earth is Chris Grayling still in post as transport secretary after yet another ludicrous farce?
A ferry company needs ferries.
A Cabinet Minister needs . . . talent, capability, expertise, skill, know-how, intelligence, integrity, acumen, reason & dignity.
So can we please strip Chris Grayling of his government contract as well?
@thecheechman@robpowellnews Moreover wasted time is also 'money' '...it became clear Seaborne would not reach its contractual requirements with the Government". Which came as a surprise to nobody...except perhaps Chris Grayling.
** Breaking *** Chris Grayling has announced that the now available £14 million ferry contract has been awarded to Accrington Stanley FC Ferry Services.Despite having no ferries, office or ferry terminal Grayling said "I make no apologies for supporting a new British business"
Very embarrassing for Chris Grayling who stood by Seaborne when everyone around him told him Seaborne would fail and this programme highlighted the boss’ Ben Sharp’s previous business failures. @Channel4News
This is @UKLabour on Chris Grayling & ferries.
"This plan was never a runner. He's wasted time & officials' energy in pursuing something that was never ever capable of delivering & he's been told time and time... again. He should go."
It should be @UKLabour on May & Brexit.
@Official_MRLP following his ferry failure over #seabornefreight. Chris Grayling has informed the Fat Controller that additional @Eurotunnel trains using #ThomasTheTankEngine and pals is also under threat #Manicfesto
The only thing less grounded in reality than Chris Grayling's ferries, is the idea that @BBCPolitics is in any way impartial. The concept of a national broadcaster only has value if it's truly representative and impartial - this one isn't. https://t.co/P6Dt3KeVeZ
“ shadow communities secretary, Andrew Gwynne, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It’s just another example of a major disaster on the hands of Chris Grayling, who actually must now really class as the worst secretary of state ever.”” https://t.co/dsQKReOz4s
@ShehabKhan A plan which included a ferry company without ferries planning to run these vessels from a port which doesn't at the moment allow ferries has been abandoned. Amazing that. It's not Chris Grayling's fault though, it's the responsibility of those who refused to believe.