The man appointed by Boris Johnson to probe David Cameron’s lobbying has cleared the government of “favouritism” in the award of £17bn in Covid contracts.City lawyer Nigel Boardman admitted that some government practices, such as a fast-track “VIP” priority system for firms known to MPs and ministers, gave rise to the “suspicion” of bias.
Prince William delighted royal fans after persuading Kate to make wish come true So long as Boris gets job done voters don't care a hoot about his wallpaper MACER HALL London protests: 'Kill the Bill!'5,000 people march on Westminster – police clashes SNP savaged for 'always blaming Westminster' to detract away from failures in Scotland Charles wanted William and Kate to have 'low-key' wedding as Duke is 'not immediate heir' Kate met by 'wave of sound' and 'roaring' crowds as she arrived for her wedding to William Dominic Cummings' attack on Brexiteers as Westminster row exploded: 'Thick as mince' Sajid Javid given savage nickname during bitter Westminster war with Dominic Cummings David Cameron row has left a stench in the air at Westminster, says LEO MCKINSTRY Westminster Abbey begins Prince Philip tribute as bells to toll for almost 2 hours – video 'Westminster will crumble!'
Britain's former prime minister David Cameron and financier Lex Greensill will face long-awaited questions from lawmakers next week about claims of improper government lobbying, parliament said Friday.Cameron advised the Australian businessman's firm Greensill Capital and sought government support for the stricken company last year by texting finance minister Rishi Sunak, bypassing official channels.
David Cameron will be grilled by MPs next week over his lobbying of ministers on behalf of Greensill Capital.Lex Greensill, the finance firm's boss, will appear before the Treasury committee on Tuesday followed by the former prime minister on Thursday.Prior to this, MPs will publish written submissions about the row from the pair, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey.
Failed finance firm Greensill's founder and former PM face questions about attempts to secure Covid loans Former Prime Minister David Cameron and Lex Greensill will appear before MPs to account for the failure of finance firm Greensill and its lobbying of government before it imploded.Mr Cameron was an adviser to the firm, which was founded by Mr Greensill and which supplied to credit to companies such as GFG, the sprawling conglomerate controlled by industrials entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta.
David Cameron and Lex Greensill, founder of the now-collapsed finance firm for which Cameron was an adviser, are both to give evidence before MPs next week, it has been announced.The Treasury committee, which has launched an inquiry into lessons that can be learned from the firm’s demise and its role working with government, is to hear from Cameron on Thursday afternoon, it said.
The former Prime Minister will appear before the Commons Treasury Committee for awkward questions about his role lobbying the government David Cameron will be hauled before MPs next week for a grilling over the Greensill scandal.The former Prime Minister will appear before the Commons Treasury Select Committee on Thursday where he is due to face awkward questions over his role lobbying Chancellor Rishi Sunak and two junior Treasury ministers for cash for the embattled supply chain finance firm.
The key question of the Holyrood election is not whether the SNP will win – everyone knows it will – but by what margin, and what implications this will have for Scottish independence.In 2011, under its then-leader Alex Salmond, the SNP became the first party in the history of devolution to win a majority at the Scottish Parliament, returning 69 out of 129 MSPs.
Traditionally, Europe is the issue that afflicts the Conservative party.Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May were all – in different ways – booted out of Downing Street as a result of Britain’s troubled relationship with Europe.The political pattern has now been turned on its head.
When the camera panned up in the AC-12 interview room to reveal that a bumbling, shambling, clueless, incompetent and badly dressed idiot of a man was in fact a secret criminal genius who had ridden all the way to the top of a vast network of corruption, it did not take long for Line of Duty fans to suggest that the life and work of Detective Superintendent Ian Buckells was a grand allegory for the life and work of Boris Johnson.
MY guess is that Boris Johnson is currently feeling slightly more befuddled and bamboozled than normal.‘Where did it all go wrong?’ he may well be wondering ask as he bounces baby Wilfred in the plush surroundings of his Downing Street flat.One minute he was enjoying seeing David Cameron (never a friend, always a rival) being skewered over accusations of dubious behaviour, and the next thing Boris is suddenly at the centre of a mighty kerfuffle concerning what he might or might not have said about ‘bodies piling up’, about what he may or may not have texted about ventilators, and what he has or has not paid to spruce up young Wilfred’s playroom.
Councils would spend cash more wisely, opposition party says The government should scrap the National Citizen Service (NCS) and use the money to properly fund council youth services, the Liberal Democrats said, Branding the youth programme "David Cameron's pet project" Lib Dem education spokesperson Daisy Cooper said the money should be given councils who would make better use of it.
PETER A Russell's letter (May 4) is more telling for what he doesn’t say than what he does.His criticism of Alan Morris amounts to pointing out that after 2014 we got the Smith Commission and the 2016 Scotland Act.It would be easy to point out that in that same year we also got Brexit, and as Sir Tom Devine says: “I cannot recall any issue of such magnitude since 1707 [the Act of Union] where the manifest will of the Scottish people, as confirmed explicitly by virtually all the nation’s MPs in the UK Parliament, and overwhelmingly by a democratic vote in a UK referendum, was not only rejected, but treated with such brazen contempt by a British Government.” David Cameron’s 8am announcement on the day after the referendum vote, of Evel (English Votes for English Laws) was not a good start.
Scottish independence supporters are calling tomorrow’s election the most important in the nation’s history as they vow that if they win a majority in the devolved parliament, they will push for another referendum on breaking from the UK.The Scottish National Party (SNP) is close to controlling the devolved parliament – know n as Holyrood – outright in tomorrow’s election.