Saturday 29 May 2021 / 10:31 PM Bridget Phillipson / Defence / International Trade

Labour responds to new national flagship

Bridget Phillipson MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to news of a new national flagship, said:

“Right now our country faces huge challenges, and there’s no sign the government has a plan for the recovery. We want to see public money used for targeted investment in a green economic recovery, resources for our NHS, and supporting families to succeed.

“If this ship is going to be part of a genuine plan for Britain’s future, the government must set out clearly how it will boost trade, jobs and growth in every corner of our country.

“We’d want to see it built in Britain, supporting jobs and skills in shipyards here, and with a real focus on value for money at every stage.”