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Ministers are urgently seeking advice on how they might prevent top English football clubs joining the new European Super League, sources have confirmed. The possible rupture has provoked condemnation from across the political spectrum, with both Sir Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson accusing the participating clubs of letting down fans. It is understood government efforts
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David Cameron did not do anything wrong when lobbying for Greensill Capital and “meticulously observed the rules”, the environment secretary has told Sky News. George Eustice also said current rules on lobbying are “pretty good”. Asked about the former prime minister’s conduct, Mr Eustice said: “Has he done anything wrong? Well, on the face of
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Whitehall’s spending watchdog has launched an investigation into Greensill Capital’s involvement in government-backed COVID support schemes prior to the firm’s collapse. The National Audit Office (NAO) on Friday announced the latest Westminster inquiry into Greensill, which is at the centre of a lobbying row involving former prime minister David Cameron. In June last year, the
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Republican Rep. Jim Jordan and the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci got into a heated exchange Thursday over the country’s Covid-19 mitigation measures, which ended with Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters telling Jordan to “shut your mouth.” During a House subcommittee hearing about federal government’s response to the pandemic, Jordan, an Ohio conservative,
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The chair of the watchdog which exposed how the former government chief commercial officer was able to take a job at Greensill Capital while still working in Whitehall has said he’s “not really come across anything like it before”. Lord Pickles’ Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba) revealed how Bill Crothers worked as a part-time
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David Cameron will respond “positively” to any request to give evidence to inquiries into the Greensill affair, according to his spokesman. MPs are to further probe government links to the collapsed financial firm on Thursday when the chairman of watchdog the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba) gives evidence. Lord Pickles’ committee revealed how former
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Boris Johnson has warned that the reduction in coronavirus infections, hospitalisations and deaths “has not been achieved” by the rollout of COVID vaccines. The prime minister, speaking the day after the latest easing of lockdown restrictions, instead said it was the national shutdown that had been “overwhelmingly important” in driving down COVID rates. Nearly 40
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Rishi Sunak has been asked to appear before parliament tomorrow to explain why he granted Greensill Capital access to a COVID loan scheme after David Cameron lobbied him. Labour’s shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was granted an urgent question about the row hours after Boris Johnson ordered an independent review into the now-collapsed finance firm’s activities
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