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PM's 'widespread concern' over Greensill row - as Labour claim 'return of Tory sleaze'

Sky News Wednesday, 14 April 2021
PM's 'widespread concern' over Greensill row - as Labour claim 'return of Tory sleaze'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".
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'Tory sleaze is back and it's bigger than ever' [Video]

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