The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 8 April 2021.
These messages raise very serious questions about whether the Chancellor may have broken the Ministerial Code. They suggest that Greensill Capital got accelerated treatment and access to officials, and that the Chancellor “pushed” officials to consider Greensill’s requests.
The Chancellor’s decision to open the door to Greensill Capital has put public money at risk. There must be a full, transparent and thorough investigation into the chain of events that saw Greensill awarded lucrative contracts, the freedom of Whitehall and the right to lend millions of pounds of government-backed Covid loans.