PM has ‘full confidence’ in Grayling following collapse of ferry contract

Theresa May continues to have full confidence in Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman has said.

The display of support came amid calls for Mr Grayling’s resignation from MPs across the Commons after a controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships was cancelled.

The Transport Secretary’s decision to award Seaborne Freight a contract worth £13.8 million to run services between Ramsgate and Ostend had attracted widespread criticism.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said it had decided to terminate the contract after…
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