Chris Grayling's deal on a cargo ferry service after Brexit between Ramsgate and Belgium has descended from a "debacle" to a "Whitehall farce," said the shadow transport minister.

Andy McDonald said he has repeatedly warned the transport secretary against the No Deal Brexit contract with Seaborne Freight, which the government cut last week.

Mr Grayling said, "Not a single cent of taxpayers have gone to Seaborne Freight or will leave".

Mr. McDonald, however, said legal costs would be incurred.