EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:18 pm on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 2:18 pm, 5th March 2019

Away from the party games, we all know that the problems in the British transport system are so intractable that any Secretary of State would face them. Many Conservative Members think that if the rest of the Cabinet had listened to my right hon. Friend the Transport Secretary two years ago and started no-deal planning at the time, not only would the EU have taken us seriously and offered a much better deal, but we would not have made the mistakes that have clearly been made. It is not the Transport Secretary’s fault.