Rachel Reeves engages in a New Labour tradition of plaguarism in her book. Tony ‘c********r’ Blair and Alastair Campbell engaged in huge plaguarism in drafting the Dodgy dossier and were also found out in short order.
Shadow Chancellor denies plagiarism, but at least twenty sections are identical to Wikipedia entries or slightly reworded
Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves’s new book is littered with examples of text lifted exactly, or very nearly, from Wikipedia, according to the Financial Times.
The paper identified at least twenty examples, with some exact and others only slightly modified, including this lengthy passage:
Ironically, a theme of the book is others taking credit for the work of women.
The publisher admitted that sections had been included without modification, but ‘allies’ of Reeves denied plagiarism. Her spokesperson said to the FT:
We strongly refute the accusation that has been put to us by this newspaper. These were inadvertent mistakes and will be rectified in future reprints.