Rachel Reeves – 2020 Comments on Privatisation During Pandemic

The comments made by Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on 6 August 2020.

The Conservatives have consistently tried to privatise throughout this pandemic and turn to a small number of corporations instead of using public health expertise.

The Government’s decision to hand SERCO millions for contact tracing has been an expensive mistake in comparison to what can be achieved by local councils and established public health approaches.

Ministers should swallow their pride, learn lessons and choose to better support the public sector instead of SERCO’s shareholders.