STOP PRESS: The promised inquiry will be heard behind closed doors
No 10 is to a launch an independent investigation into former prime minister David Cameron’s lobbying for the now-collapsed Greensill finance company and the role of the scandal-hit financier Lex Greensill in government, but if it is anything like his “We find no race prejudice” whitewash so do not hold your breath.
Dave used his contacts to hold a private telephone conversation with his old mate Chancellor Rishi Sunak about making some public loans to help bale out a failing finance company Greensill Capital he was heavily invested in and even treated Matt Hancock to a quiet drink and chat about business.
As it happened Greensill finally went under leaving thousands of jobs under threat and the taxpayer – you and me – possibly on the hook to pay out hundreds of millions pounds in loans.
Johnson’s spokesman said there was “significant interest in this matter, so the PM has called for the review to ensure government is completely transparent about such activities, and that the public can see for themselves if good value was secured for taxpayers money”.
The independent review will look at the development and use of supply chain finance, offered by Greensill, and its associated activities in government, and the role Greensill played in those.
For a month Dave has refused to comment but he broke cover just as Parliament was busy making up nice things to say about Prince Philip. Dave issued a 1,700 word statement saying he was horribly misunderstood and anything he had done was for the good of the country and anything that was wrong was all the fault of someone who is now dead. In passing he does admit spending time with the murderous Saudi crown prince.
Cameron’s extensive share holding in Greensill is now worthless.
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