Thursday 22 April 2021 / 5:22 PM Anneliese Dodds

Anneliese Dodds reacts to publication of emails between the Bank of England and David Cameron

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, reacting to the publication of emails between the Bank of England and David Cameron, said:

“These emails confirm that Greensill wasn’t shy about the financial trouble it was in last year. They were sending the begging bowl round to the Bank for England for up to £20 billion in support in March, and yet the Government granted the failed lending firm access to hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayer-backed loans in June.

“This is about keeping public money safe. We need to understand why Greensill Capital was given so much time and access to the Treasury, and why so much public money was put at risk.

“The Chancellor must now come clean about his role in the return of Conservative sleaze by urgently publishing details of every call, text and secret meeting he had with David Cameron’s Greensill Capital.”