PM orders probe into Cameron's bid to save collapsed loans firm
Daily Express|April 13, 2021
BORIS Johnson has ordered a formal inquiry into David Cameron’s lobbying row.
Martyn Brown

The unprecedented Whitehall probe comes after Mr Cameron admitted he should have acted differently when lobbying the Government for cash to prop up finance firm Greensill Capital.

Lawyer Nigel Boardman will lead the investigation into the now-collapsed firm’s activities in Government and the role its founder Lex Greensill played.

The independent review will look at how Government contracts were secured by Greensill Capital, as well as the actions of ex-prime minister Mr Cameron.

The former Tory leader accepted that he should have communicated “through only the most formal of channels” rather than via text messages to Chancellor Rishi Sunak as he acknowledged missteps over the controversy.

Downing Street said Mr Johnson had called for the probe to be launched into Greensill, which collapsed into administration in March.

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