Rachel Reeves – 2021 Comments on Government Transparency During Pandemic

The comments made by Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on 15 March 2021.

This underlines the absolutely crucial need for this government to be far more transparent and honest, something Labour has consistently called for.

Open and accountable governments make better governments, but Johnson’s administration has not only acted unlawfully in this regard, but also seems willing too often to bend the truth.

With growing stories of taxpayer waste and cronyism, they should take the lessons from today’s report and immediately ramp up transparency to reassure the British people that they are using their money responsibly in the fight against Covid.