Saturday 3 April 2021 / 9:19 PM Rachel Reeves

Labour responds to leaked emails showing new scale of Lex Greensill’s access to government

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, commenting on reports in the Sunday Times on the new scale of Lex Greensill’s access to government, said:

“The allegation that billions of pounds of taxpayer and NHS cash was put at the mercy of Lex Greensill without so much as a contract signed is shocking, and Conservative cronyism down to a tee.

“We need Cameron to come out of hiding and apologise, but we also need answers.

“The Conservatives must make it clear how – after 10-years of weakening the bodies meant to investigate cronyism and corruption – they are going to tackle this growing problem.

“With thousands of British jobs on the line after the collapse of Greensill, they must stop ignoring scandals piling up on their watch and take action to clean up the waste and cronyism becoming their hallmark.”