Anneliese Dodds on OECD report on UK’s economic contraction

Anneliese Dodds MPAnneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on evidence from the OECD that the UK’s economic contraction has been the worst among developed countries, said:

“Today’s evidence from the OECD is deeply worrying, showing the UK was particularly exposed when the Coronavirus crisis hit.

“The Government’s failure to get on top of the health crisis, delay going into lockdown and chaotic mismanagement of the exit from lockdown are making the economic impact of this crisis worse.

“As a constructive opposition, Labour urges the Government to look at much-needed solutions to minimise the economic impact. The Government must speedily get on top of test, track and isolate, and swap its ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to economic support for an approach focused on minimising unemployment and fostering economic recovery.”

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