Friday 8 January 2021 / 6:17 PM Business / Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband responds to Alok Sharma & Kwasi Kwarteng’s appointments

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to Alok Sharma appointment as full time COP President and Kwasi Kwarteng’s appointment as Business Secretary, said:

“Kwasi Kwarteng has a massive task. Businesses needs support and a plan to help them through this year, not the inadequate sticking plaster measures we have seen. The failure to provide support equal to the scale of the emergency risks many businesses going to the wall. He must deliver.

“It’s welcome that Alok Sharma is now doing the COP Presidency as a full-time role. It’s absolutely crucial that the full political, diplomatic and strategic resources of government are now directed to the most ambitious outcome at Glasgow, which is a 1.5 degree deal.”