Andersen denies it is ‘close’ to government

Liberal Democrat shadow chancellor Matthew Taylor has demanded a full-scale inquiry into New Labour’s links with Enron and Andersen.

However, the government poured cold water over Taylor’s suggestions, prior to the firm echoing these sentiments.

The firm’s statement read: ‘Andersen does a relatively small amount of government work compared to our competitors. The suggestion that we are unusually close to the Labour party – or any political party – is unfounded.’

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