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Brexit: Seaborne Freight no-deal ferry contract scrapped

The government has axed its no-deal Brexit contract with a ferry company which had no ships, after the Irish company backing the deal pulled out.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling had faced criticism for the £13.8m deal with Seaborne Freight, which the BBC found had never run a ferry service.The government said it is in "advanced talks" to find another ferry firm.But local MP Craig Mackinlay said this could be the "last throw of the dice" for commercial shipping from Ramsgate.Meanwhile, Labour has called on Mr Grayling to resign or be sacked, describing him as "the worst secretary of state ever".Could Channel ports cope with no-deal Brexit? No-deal Brexit ferry contract queried A really simple guide to Brexit What preparations are ...