David Cameron has said he had a “big economic investment” in Greensill Capital but insisted that did not motivate his intense lobbying of the Government for the collapsed firm.The Conservative former prime minister said it was a “panful day” for him on Thursday as he gave evidence to MPs over his controversial lobbying of senior figures including Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Former prime minister David Cameron has been asked if he has any regrets over the Greensill lobbying scandal which led to an emergency review of lobbying guidelines by Lord Evans. The report, which could see ministers banned from lobbying for up to five years after leaving office and handed fines for breaking the rules, is due to be published tomorrow. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted the government's post-pandemic plan for jobs, which he set out this time last year, is "working".
During a visit to Scotland today he said: "A year ago, people were expecting unemployment to peak in our country at 12% - 1980s style levels. If you ask them now, they think it will peak at a level half of that." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Rishi Sunak has urged people to continue following self-isolation rules until they are scrapped for fully vaccinated people on August 16.
The Chancellor appealed today: "I know it's frustrating, please stick with it. It's just a few more weeks and then we can all look forward, hopefully, to a very good summer." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Protesters have descended upon London’s Parliament Square calling on Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to make the climate crisis their top priority.The demonstration marks 100 days until the Cop26 summit in Glasgow.
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