Lawyers paid £33,000 of Taxpayers’ Money a Week to Advise Government on Brexit Negotiations

Department for Exiting the EU spends an estimated £268,711 in eight weeks.

Nick Clegg, who uncovered the spending, said it was further evidence of “how ill-prepared Whitehall is” for the enormous task of withdrawing from the European Union.

The former Liberal Democrat leader said: “Anyone who thinks Brexit will be quick or easy is seriously mistaken.
“This huge taxpayer-funded Brexit bill for legal advice shows how ill-prepared Whitehall is for what will be the biggest and most complex set of negotiations it has ever attempted.”

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