'Corrupt and morally wrong' - Many question Government capabilities for Brexit following Carillion collapse

'Corrupt and morally wrong' - Many question Government capabilities for Brexit following Carillion collapse

Some believe the Government won't make a success of Brexit

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

As the Carillion fallout continues, many critics of the Government are turning to a new question: whether Theresa May and her ministers can be trusted to handle Brexit after this debacle.

Cabinet pffice minister David Lidington admitted yesterday (January 15) the Government continued giving contracts to the company, despite knowing it was in financial trouble.

Carillion has debts of around £1.5 billion and employs around 20,000 people, according to the BBC. It has been working on projects such as HS2 rail and hospital, school and prison maintenance.

However much of its work was outsourced to smaller firms and Lidington has now said any private sector deals will only have two days of Government support.

The crisis has left many wondering how a Government which continued to plough money into an ailing company can possibly be successful in negotiating a Brexit deal. Some are even predicting that after Brexit company collapses like Carillion will be much more regular.

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