Ed Miliband – 2021 Comments on Appointments of Alok Sharma and Kwasi Kwarteng

The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on 8 January 2021.

Kwasi Kwarteng has a massive task. Businesses needs support and a plan to help them through this year, not the inadequate sticking plaster measures we have seen. The failure to provide support equal to the scale of the emergency risks many businesses going to the wall. He must deliver.

It’s welcome that Alok Sharma is now doing the COP Presidency as a full-time role. It’s absolutely crucial that the full political, diplomatic and strategic resources of government are now directed to the most ambitious outcome at Glasgow, which is a 1.5 degree deal.