Journalist and TV host Piers Morgan has blasted former UK prime minister David Cameron, who is currently embroiled in a lobbying scandal that involves allegedly seeking favors during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is shameful sleazy conduct by @David Cameron,” Morgan wrote on Twitter, adding that it was “disgraceful” for the former PM to seek profit during a pandemic.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 18, 2021
Cameron, who served as the British prime minister between 2010 and 2016, faces criticism for lobbying on behalf of financial services firm Greensill Capital, which was trying to secure government-backed loans and a contract for a payment app with the NHS. The company was founded by Australian banker Lex Greensill, who was Cameron’s adviser during his tenure as PM.
After Cameron left office, he became an adviser for Greensill. The company ran into financial problems and collapsed last month.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an independent inquiry into Greensill on Monday. A separate investigation was launched by the UK Parliament’s cross-party Treasury Committee.
The controversy also threw shade on Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who the UK media said had a private drink with Cameron and Greensill in 2019 as part of a lobbying effort for the NHS app. A government spokesperson told reporters this week there was no misconduct in Hancock’s actions and that ministers “have no involvement” in awarding such contracts. (RT)
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