PM's 'widespread concern' over Greensill row - as Labour claim 'return of Tory sleaze'
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 Boris Johnson has told MPs he shares "widespread concern" about the Greensill controversy - and questioned whether "boundaries" between top civil servants and businesses had been "properly understood".
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.
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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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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
Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has called for full transparency throughout the review into the Greensill lobbying scandal, adding "every text message and every email" should be shared.
She said the government must recognise it should not have allowed the scandal to develop. Report by Alibhaiz. 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
The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 18 as the controversy continues over the role former prime minister David Cameron played in securing Whitehall access for Greensill Capital.Sir Bernard Jenkin, chair of the Commons Liaison Committee – made up of senior MPs, has urged the Prime Minister to get a grip on the lobbying system following a series of revelations in the wake of Greensill Capital’s collapse into administration.Labour is determined to keep the lobbying issue alive, reportedly believing the issue of Tory sleaze in Westminster is cutting through to voters.Senior figure Anneliese Dodds has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak setting out 21 questions the Opposition party wants answers to over his dealings with the former Tory leader and Greensill.
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