Friday 10 May 2019 / 7:22 AM Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott responds to NAO’s report into the emergency services radio system

Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, responding to the National Audit Office’s report into the cost over-runs at the emergency services radio system, said:

“This is a completely shocking indictment of mismanagement and incompetence under this Government. At a time when public services, including our emergency services, have been undermined by Tory cuts it is incredible that they have also wasted billions through their appalling mismanagement of the new radio system.

“It’s been clear for some time that under this Government the Home Office has routinely ruined the lives of British citizens, but now they are squandering enormous amounts of taxpayers’ money too. They are callous and incompetent.”