Today, failing Grayling revealed that £33m of tax-payers’ money will be handed to Eurotunnel, the “business” that operates the publicly funded rail tunnel under the English Channel.
The Tories claimed the money was compensation paid to Eurotunnel because the correct legal procedures were not followed in an abandoned government deal with Seaborne Freight for post-Brexit transport of vital goods.
But, Seaborne Freight was always just a scam. It was never a real enterprise and the the government never intended to use it. It was invented and the government contract with it was invented. Correct legal procedures re. Seaborne Freight deal were avoided deliberately by the government in order to lead deliberately to the scenario where millions of pounds of tax-payers’ money was handed to a private business: Eurotunnel.
The government’s intent was to manufacture the Seaborne deal fiasco to give them an excuse to give money to Eurotunnel.
There will be many more scams like this before and after Brexit. Any and all opportunities will be taken by the Tories to fleece the tax-payers and feed the Tories’ corporate friends and donors.
Brexit: An opportunity for scammers (part 1)