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Daily politics briefing: April 18

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Daily politics briefing: April 18

Daily politics briefing: April 18

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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'Tory sleaze is back and it's bigger than ever' [Video]

'Tory sleaze is back and it's bigger than ever'

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

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Sir Keir Starmer listed the principles meant to govern those in public office, telling the Commons: “Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.“Instead, what do we get from this Prime Minister and Conservative government?“Dodgy contracts, jobs for their mates and cash for access – and who is at the heart of it? The Prime Minister, major sleaze sitting there.”The Labour leader then criticised the Government’s record on crime, NHS waiting lists and jobs, adding: “Don’t the British people deserve a Prime Minister they can trust and a Government that isn’t mired in sleaze, cronyism and scandal?”Boris Johnson delivered a fiery and shouty response to Sir Keir and defended his record in Government, also telling MPs: “Last night our friends in the European Union voted to approve our Brexit deal – which he opposed.”

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