Central Ayrshire’s MP has said the Conservative Government “must answer” for wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on its Brexit adverts.

It comes as the National Audit Office revealed that £46million was spent on the “Get ready for Brexit on October 31” campaign but it was “not clear” the adverts had left people “significantly better prepared”.

The UK Government also had to axe the campaign after the EU agreed an extension until 31 January 2020.

Dr Whitford MP said: “These adverts did little to inform and were another colossal waste of public money, recklessly frittered away on Brexit by a Tory government known for its shambolic failure to manage expensive projects. Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU but now Scottish taxpayers are being forced to foot the bill for the spiralling cost of Brexit. The Tory government must answer for wasting away our money on this vanity project.

“The Chancellor recently claimed that businesses have had three years to prepare for Brexit but it has been impossible to make preparations without a destination. With only ten months for negotiations, the threat of a no-deal Brexit in December remains.”