Ex-PM David Cameron has ‘all but abandoned’ plans for a £750million UK-China investment fund

Ex-prime minister David Cameron has ‘all but abandoned’ plans for a £750million UK-China investment fund amid rapidly cooling relationship between London and Beijing Mr Cameron had high hopes of launching £750m UK-China investment fundIt would capitalise on Beijing’s ever increasing economic mightBut four years after first being mentioned the scheme has been put on ice Relations … Read more

Lex Greensill’s appointment was a ‘glaring conflict of interest’, Whitehall official admits

Lex Greensill’s appointment to Downing Street role was a ‘screaming, glaring conflict of interest’, Whitehall official admits Mr Greensill was given a pass a= to enter No 10 when he was advising Cameron He had Downing Street business cards calling himself a ‘senior adviser’ His appointment was a ‘glaring conflict of interest’, a top Whitehall official said … Read more

BBC will mark Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 10th wedding anniversary with special documentary

The 10-year anniversary of Prince William‘s marriage to Kate Middleton is set to be marked by a new BBC documentary. The special documentary, set to air on BBC One on April 30, will hear from a number of contributors about the wedding. Figures such as David Cameron and former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams … Read more

Greensill Capital was ‘considering stock market flotation’

Greensill Capital was reportedly considering a £22billion stock market flotation that could have landed former prime minister David Cameron £200million. It came just weeks before Mr Cameron launched an intense lobbying campaign to garner government support for Greensill. The £22billion figure, which dwarfed previous estimates, was revealed by its bankers Credit Suisse in a presentation … Read more

Greensill lobbying investigation: Cabinet Secretary to be questioned by MPs

Whitehall’s top mandarin is to face a grilling from MPs about the lobbying row that has engulfed the Government, it was revealed today as it emerged he is also investigating a pricey makeover of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat. Cabinet Secretary Simon Case will face the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Monday to face questions … Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury urges public to show ‘forgiveness and compassion’ to politicians

Archbishop of Canterbury urges public to show ‘forgiveness and compassion’ to politicians – and says standards are much higher in Westminster than they used to be Justin Welby agreed it was wrong to ‘help out chums or lobby inappropriately’ But insisted moral standards are higher in Westminster than they used to beComes as series of investigations … Read more

Former Tory minister who worked for PPE firm is rebuked for taking roles without approval

Former Conservative minister who worked for PPE firm without permission is rebuked for taking on roles without approval George Freeman broke government rules when he was paid £5,000 as a consultant to Aerosol Shield without seeking permissionHe has admitted to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba) that he failed to seek advice for four … Read more

Cameron lobbied Bank of England chief: Fresh emails show how the former PM wrote to deputy governor

The lobbying scandal dramatically deepened yesterday as it emerged that David Cameron repeatedly contacted one of the most senior figures in the Bank of England on behalf of Greensill Capital. The former prime minister also texted the Treasury’s top civil servant as part of a ‘persistent’ campaign by the finance firm, for which he was … Read more

Greensill lobbying inquiry: Top civil servant says David Cameron phoned and texted him for company

The Treasury’s top civil servant today revealed that David Cameron called and texted him on behalf of Greensill at the height of the pandemic – as the Bank of England also disclosed records of approached for the ex-PM. Sir Tom Scholar said Mr Cameron contacted him repeatedly in March and April last year as the … Read more