Thursday 8 April 2021 / 6:54 PM Anneliese Dodds / Cronyism

Anneliese Dodds responds to the release of text messages sent by Rishi Sunak to David Cameron about Greensill Capital

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the release of text messages sent by Rishi Sunak to David Cameron about Greensill Capital, said:

“These messages raise very serious questions about whether the Chancellor may have broken the Ministerial Code. They suggest that Greensill Capital got accelerated treatment and access to officials, and that the Chancellor “pushed” officials to consider Greensill’s requests.

“The Chancellor’s decision to open the door to Greensill Capital has put public money at risk. There must be a full, transparent and thorough investigation into the chain of events that saw Greensill awarded lucrative contracts, the freedom of Whitehall and the right to lend millions of pounds of government-backed Covid loans.”