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Unread 26-03-2021, 09:32 AM
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Default David Cameron under investigation for possibly breaching his own lobbying rules

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David Cameron is under formal investigation over whether he breached lobbying rules with his work on behalf of collapsed by Greensill Capital.

Mr Cameron, whose government introduce statutory regulation of lobbyists, is reported to have repeatedly texted Chancellor Rishi Sunak in a bid to get access to state-backed loan schemes for the bank.

But The Times newspaper now reports that the lobbying registrar has opened an investigation into Mr Cameron's actions to assess whether they constitute a breach.

Mr Cameron's activities are not on Westminster's statutory register of lobbyists – but he may argue that he was acting as an employee of Greensill Capital, which would mean he was not required to sign up to it.

He has reportedly been on the company's payroll as an advisor since 2018.
Up to £7500 fine if guilty is nothing for him but another example of cronyism attempted.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-b1822182.html
 
Unread 26-03-2021, 09:38 AM
red red robbo
 
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What people are clearly failing to understand is that if it is your rule, then you don't have to stick to it.
 
Unread 26-03-2021, 09:40 AM
no fun
 
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Somebody else should also be investigated

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...breach-cartoon
 
Unread 26-03-2021, 09:54 AM
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Somebody else should also be investigated

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...breach-cartoon
Yeah, always seemed dodgy that Steve Bell.
 
Unread 26-03-2021, 11:29 AM
no fun
 
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Speaking about one rule for the rich...



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...exemption.html
 
Unread 26-03-2021, 11:34 AM
92ToBury
 
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Speaking about one rule for the rich...



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...exemption.html
You're reading the Daily Mail? Oh dear.
 
Unread 26-03-2021, 11:41 AM
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You're reading the Daily Mail? Oh dear.
Best media website ever

The comments section on anything to do with BLM or Megan windsor are hilarious
 
Unread 26-03-2021, 07:40 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Anyway, it appears he will get away with it because he gave "assurances".

That's just fine and dandy then
 
Unread 12-04-2021, 01:16 PM
Buck
 
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Ministers and special advisers have been asked to detail their contacts with David Cameron amid an intensifying backlash over his lobbying of the government on behalf of his employer.

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Cameron admitted yesterday that it had been a mistake to text and email Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, and other ministers for the benefit of the financier Lex Greensill. He insisted, however, that he had not broken any rules and sought to argue that he had been primarily motivated by a desire to help out an innovative UK finance start-up.

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He began working for Greensill Capital in 2018. It emerged last month that he had directly lobbied Sunak to give the company a role in the government’s Covid-19 loan scheme. He also approached the Bank of England. Greensill later went into administration, leaving taxpayers potentially liable for hundreds of millions of pounds in loans.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/c...eron-sbmnqm2qd

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It comes as more information emerged about the sweeping influence enjoyed during Cameron’s tenure inside No 10 by Lex Greensill, the Australian financier whose company became a leading provider of so-called supply chain finance, a way of providing rapid funds to businesses affected by late payment.

Greensill, who was initially employed by Citigroup, oversaw a lucrative supply chain finance scheme involving NHS payments to pharmacies. He became so embedded within Downing Street that by 2012 he had an official No 10 business card describing him as a “senior adviser”.

A tranche of official documents leaked to the Sunday Times showed that Greensill was given sufficient authority by Cameron and the then cabinet secretary, Jeremy Heywood, that he sent emails saying his scheme was to be implemented “across government”. One message told officials he was primarily informing them as a courtesy, adding: “We are not seeking your approval.”

Heywood later nominated Greensill for a CBE for “services to the economy”, despite officials questioning the value of his pharmacy payments scheme. One Treasury official wrote in a memo about Greensill: “Rein him in – stop him approaching departments unilaterally.”

Despite the worries, what became known as the pharmacy earlier payment scheme was introduced in 2012, initially run by Citigroup and then by Greensill Capital, without any apparent tendering process or the chance for other banks to bid. Since Greensill collapsed it has been nationalised.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-greensill-row
 
Unread 12-04-2021, 01:30 PM
Zorg
 
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Thank god we got out of the corrupt EU etc etc
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