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National Audit Office report shows Govt has made a dog's dinner of Brexit 

September 4, 2020 8:00 AM

The National Audit Office (NAO) report highlights a need for govt to improve how it deals with uncertainty by planning for different scenarios; the importance of govt developing clear structures for quick decision-making and clear accountability; a need to draw on expertise in implementation; a need to engage early with partners, stakeholders, businesses and individuals; and the importance of strong financial management including the need to track spending 'from the outset'.

Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Christine Jardine said:

"With the combination of coronavirus creating uncertainty for people's lives coupled with this Brexit shambles, we cannot afford for the Prime Minister to continue playing at politics.

"How Boris Johnson ever thought he could get a deal by the end of July with the chaos behind the scenes in Whitehall is beyond me. Even he must realise the dog's dinner he has made of Brexit.

"Now is the time to put people first. It is time for real leadership. The Government must listen to experts and redouble their efforts to reach a good deal with the EU, or risk even greater chaos."