Wednesday 9 June 2021 / 11:54 AM Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner comments on news that a judge has found Michael Gove acted unlawfully when the Government awarded a contract without tender to an associate

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, commenting on news that a judge has found Michael Gove acted unlawfully when the Government awarded a contract without a tender to an associate, said:

“We all know that the Government has acted immorally and unethically, and now a judge has confirmed that yet again the Government acted unlawfully in handing out contracts to their mates.

“In the middle of a deadly pandemic not only were those at the heart of government giving out taxpayers’ money to their friends and associates, they have wasted even more trying to cover it up.

“Ministers need to come clean about how they plan to recoup this cash, as well as the billions of pounds dished out to Tory donors and for duff PPE that wasn’t safe.”

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