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David Cameron’s Lobbying Email Revealed Amid Reports He Pressed Gov’t to Back $968 Mln UK-China Fund

Late last week, David Cameron admitted that there were “lessons to be learnt” from the Greensill Capital lobbying scandal. He reiterated that he had “not broken any rules”, while conceding it was a mistake to informally lobby Cabinet ministers on behalf of the private firm.

The Times has revealed the content of former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s email, in which he lobbied on behalf of the private firm Greensill Capital to secure the company’s access to a Bank of England COVID-19 loan scheme meant to ease pressure on businesses amid the pandemic.

The email, which dates back to April 2020, is related to Matthew Gould, the head of NHSX, a digital arm of the National Health Service (NHS) England and the UK Department of Health and Social Care.

In the message to Gould, Cameron touted Greensill Capital as “the UK’s leading fintech firm”, adding that he wanted to introduce Gould to Bill Crothers, one of Britain’s former senior civil servants who reportedly took a job with Greensill when working in the government.

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