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UK: Corbyn slams May over 'spectacular failure' of no deal shipping contract at PMQs03:33

UK: Corbyn slams May over 'spectacular failure' of no deal shipping contract at PMQs

United Kingdom, London
February 13, 2019 at 15:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Theresa May faced heavy criticism from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corybn at Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons on Wednesday, as he attacked her over the "spectacular failure" of a recently cancelled Brexit ferry contract.

Corbyn slammed the handling of the deal with Seaborne Freight, one of three firms contracted by the government to provide additional Channel crossings in the event of a no deal scenario, as "a symptom" of "the utter shambles of this government and its no deal preparations."

The contract, which was initially awarded despite the company having no ships and never having run a similar service, was cancelled by the Department of Transport on Saturday.

The prime minister defended the government's preparations for a no deal scenario, and, to jeers from the Labour benches, attacked Corbyn saying it still wasn't clear what Brexit proposals he supports saying that he "prefers ambiguity and playing politics to acting in the national interest."

"People used to say he was a conviction politician, not anymore," she concluded.

UK: Corbyn slams May over 'spectacular failure' of no deal shipping contract at PMQs03:33
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May faced heavy criticism from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corybn at Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons on Wednesday, as he attacked her over the "spectacular failure" of a recently cancelled Brexit ferry contract.

Corbyn slammed the handling of the deal with Seaborne Freight, one of three firms contracted by the government to provide additional Channel crossings in the event of a no deal scenario, as "a symptom" of "the utter shambles of this government and its no deal preparations."

The contract, which was initially awarded despite the company having no ships and never having run a similar service, was cancelled by the Department of Transport on Saturday.

The prime minister defended the government's preparations for a no deal scenario, and, to jeers from the Labour benches, attacked Corbyn saying it still wasn't clear what Brexit proposals he supports saying that he "prefers ambiguity and playing politics to acting in the national interest."

"People used to say he was a conviction politician, not anymore," she concluded.