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How disgusting that are Gov gave this contract to a British Company instead to a French or Danish one.
Its not the nationality of the company that is at issue, but the creditability of both it and the statements made by the scumbag 'nasty party' in support of it.
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Credibility yes that's the word for what they have lost IMO
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https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2019...ferry-service/

Seaborne Freight, says it is footing the bill for the work which began on January 3.

Despite Seaborne having no track record, some of the directors have worked in the maritime industry, most notably with MyFerryLink that ran crossings from Dover to France between 2012 and 2015.

Freight had been carefully vetted before being allocated the contract and said the company would be required “to meet a number of rigorous time-staged requirements” before any cash was handed over.

A DfT spokesman told the BBC if an effective ferry service is not running from Ramsgate by March 29 – when the UK exits the European Union – the contract could be cancelled.

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has also defended the decision to award the Seaborne contract, telling the BBC: “I make no apologies for supporting a new British business. The reality is that it is a tightly drawn up contract that requires them to deliver.”
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Interestingly this was one of today's topics on the Jeremy Vine show. Turns out its all a bit sensationalised.

Turns out it is entirely normal and common practice for shipping/freight/ferry companies to not own their own ships. Lots of reasons for it. Instead they just rent/hire/lease.

Much sensation has also been made about the contract terms that were visible on the Seabourne website which are clearly those of a pizza delivery service. Anti gov muppets have tried to focus on it as being evidence of foul play but the realists point out that the website is clearly an "off the shelf" affair and the programmers had just stuck a defacto example Ts&Cs page there to simply establish it's place in the website structure, presumably intending to replace it with a proper one later on.

What does seem more likely though is that some of the contract is about "jobs for the boys" as Seabourne is connected to JCL, who they said was a huge BrExit supporter.
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Re: Questions raised over ferry contract

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Its not the nationality of the company that is at issue, but the creditability of both it and the statements made by the scumbag 'nasty party' in support of it.
It should be the Nationality of the Company that is important.
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It should be the Nationality of the Company that is important.
So providing he has British ancestry, you'd pay £14 Million to someone that had no business acumen, no credibility whatsoever and a prison record for fraud ???
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So are we to believe contracts are routinely given with no bidding process. I had assumed as my local council have to ask for bids our national government would be even more tied to that system.
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So are we to believe contracts are routinely given with no bidding process. I had assumed as my local council have to ask for bids our national government would be even more tied to that system.
No Julie darlin' - they hand out contracts to their (masonic) lodge members, their friends or relations, or anyone else who is prepared to pay a kick-back in cash or shares.
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No Julie darlin' - they hand out contracts to their (masonic) lodge members, their friends or relations, or anyone else who is prepared to pay a kick-back in cash or shares.
Explains a lot I guess.
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Heavily criticised for agreeing to pay a shipping company £13 Million + for providing a ferry service from Ramsgate to Ostend, it now transpires that the contract has been cancelled.



https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2019/02/0...ps-terminated/
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