UK Government Starts Probe into Former PM Mr Cameron & Greensill
AP reported that the controversy over former British Prime Minister Mr David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of a now-bankrupt financial services firm
AP reported that the controversy over former British Prime Minister Mr David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of a now-bankrupt financial services firm deepened as the UK government launched an investigation. The Conservative government announced plans for an independent inquiry into Greensill Capital after Mr Cameron made his first comments on the scandal and two senior politicians called for new rules on contacts between business representatives and government officials. UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman Mr Max Blain said “The Cabinet Office has commissioned an independent review into Greensill and its work on supply-chain finance. The review will be led by attorney Nigel Boardman and will look at the way contracts were secured and how business representatives engaged with government.”
Opposition Labour Party’s spokeswoman on treasury issues Ms Rachel Reeves said “The investigation is an attempt to sidestep the controversy until the public forgets about it, just as the government did with earlier allegations of bullying by a cabinet minister. This has all the hallmarks of another cover-up by the Conservatives.”
Over the past month, a series of news reports revealed that Mr Cameron lobbied government officials, including Treasury chief Mr Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Mr Matt Hancock, on behalf of Greensill
The developments came after Mr Cameron made his first comments on Greensill late Sunday, when he released an 1,800-word statement on his involvement with the firm.