The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Business Secretary, on 28 December 2020.
Businesses across the UK are facing a black hole this winter with billions wiped from their incomes during the crucial Christmas period.
Those businesses in our visitor economy are facing not only the effects of restrictions here, but the huge loss of spend from tourism to the UK. Our hotels, hospitality and high streets will be especially hard hit.
Unless Ministers change tack a winter wipe-out of these usually vibrant businesses is a real possibility. They must do the right thing and see them through to the end of this crisis.