Jo Stevens – 2020 Comments on Cineworld

The comments made by Jo Stevens, the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, on 5 October 2020.

This is devastating news for Cineworld workers and cinema goers, and will have a knock on impact on towns and city centres.

The cinema industry was viable before the crisis and will be afterwards, when the film industry recovers. The failure of Ministers to recognise the value of shut-down businesses, which now includes many cinemas, means they are consigning thousands of workers to the scrap heap.