Thursday 29 April 2021 / 8:19 PM Cat Smith

Government used exclusive WhatsApp group to give ‘VIP’ CEOs info on PPE deals – Cat Smith responds

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, responding to revelations that the Government used an exclusive WhatsApp group to give ‘VIP’ CEOs information about PPE deals, said:

“We know that £2 billion worth of taxpayers money in the form of contracts went to Tory friends and donors during the pandemic. This revelation exposes even more the levels of cronyism consuming this Government’s Covid contracts.

“The Government must be transparent and urgently publish exactly who got a contract through the VIP fast lane and how the Government is going to address potentially severe conflicts of interest.”