Top lawyer will have 'carte blanche' with review into firm Cameron lobbied for, says PM
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 Boris Johnson has promised a top lawyer will be given "carte blanche to ask anybody whatever he needs" as part of a review into the activities of a collapsed finance firm David Cameron lobbied for.
Boris Johnson says a review he has commissioned into how Greensill Capital was able to secure government contracts will be given the "maximum possible access" to those involved. The prime minister says that Nigel Boardman, who will lead the review, will be given “pretty much carte blanche to ask...
Former Prime Minister David Cameron remains at the centre of a major lobbying scandal. It comes as the current Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces questions over refurbishing his Downing Street flat. Here is everything you need to know about the row. In 2020, Cameron privately approached ministers, senior government officials and the Bank of England to discuss a Covid loan scheme for Greensill Capital – the financial services firm he has worked for since 2018. He contacted government ministers including Chancellor Rishi Sunak and arranged “private drinks” with the Health Secretary Matt Hancock. The Bank of England revealed through emails that Mr Cameron had contacted them on several occasions. In an official statement, the former PM denied he broke any codes of conduct or government rules on lobbying and claims he communicated "through only the most formal of channels". Boris Johnson is currently under fire over claims party donors initially paid to refurbish his flat. Report by Bradbrookh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour Party activists dressed as David Cameron, Rishi Sunak, Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock protested against “Tory sleaze and cronyism” outside the gates to Downing Street on Wednesday morning. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour MP Rachel Reeves has slammed former Prime Minister David Cameron for working in his "own private interest" during the height of the coronavirus pandemic after it was claimed Mr Cameron contacted government officials to get financial services company, Greensill Capital, access to a government-backed loan scheme. "Tory sleaze is back and it's bigger than ever", said the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Environment minister George Eustice has said that whilst "nobody welcomes this sort of controversy", the "reality" of the David Cameron lobbying scandal is that "nobody gave any special favours" to the former UK Prime Minister. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people to use "care and common sense" and hug "only if appropriate" as Covid restrictions are eased further across England.
From 17 May, social contact restrictions will be eased, indoor hospitality and entertainment venues will reopen, and the number of people allowed at events - such as weddings - will increase. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the public for the sacrifices made during lockdown as he announced that step three of the road map could go ahead in England from May 17 as planned, saying: “Your efforts have so visibly paid off.”
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