Anneliese Dodds – 2020 Comments on the GDP Figures

Below is the text of the comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 12 June 2020.

These figures are deeply worrying. They come a day after the OECD suggested that the UK’s fall in GDP for this year will be worse than that of every other industrialised country.

As a constructive opposition, Labour has been pushing the Government to take the action that is needed now to prevent an even deeper recession. That means above all getting a grip on test, track and isolate, so that people can safely return to work and consumers can have confidence in entering businesses. It also means changing its one-size-fits-all approach to support packages, which risk additional waves of unemployment.