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Cameron speaks on Greensill lobbying

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Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron has said he accepted that communications with government needed to be done through formal channels after the row about his lobbying activities for Australian financier Lex Greensill deepened.

Cameron, who was prime minister from 2010 to 2016, appointed the Australian banker as an adviser when he was in Downing Street. After leaving office, Cameron in turn became an adviser to Greensill’s now-insolvent finance firm.

Cameron has faced criticism for contacting ministers directly on behalf of Greensill Capital, which recently collapsed.

The Financial Times and Sunday Times newspapers have reported that Cameron sent texts to UK finance minister Rishi Sunak and arranged a private drink between…



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