I understand its is Gove himself who is against the NAO holding an independent enquiry. Makes you wonder why.
Is this in the news anywhere? I'm still gobsmacked the Tories made so many gainsStockton Council to announce next week that Labour will run the council in a pact with Ibis and TIA, meaning they have more seats than Tories + Independents, which is good news. Still baffles me that so many people voted for them.
I know there were strong links between the NE and Houchen and I'm not aware of this changing.Hmm. Northern Echo seems to have binned Houtchen.
"Mayor Ben Houchen, who vehemently denies any wrong-doing, deserves his day in court to answer the allegations, and the project, into which big name companies are being asked to pour millions of pounds, needs to have its probity assured."
In court as witness or defendant?
Two inconclusive allegations is not a good look for the Tees Valley
They'll try and delay it until Labour get in, then they can claim it's just "Labour's slant on things".Well colour me shocked. Government refuses to allow an audit of Ben T. and chums.
What a complete p!ss take.Investigation to be undertaken not by the NAO but by a new “independent” panel set up by Gove.
The investors won’t give a flying hoot either way let’s be honest.I'm sure the future investors will be thrilled at the announcement of the Tories setting up such a rigid investigation into themselves.