David Cameron repeatedly lobbied the Bank of England over access to government-backed COVID support on behalf of the now-collapsed financial services firm he worked for. In 24 pages of emails and other contacts between the ex-prime minister and Bank of England officials, published on Thursday, Mr Cameron was shown to have grown increasingly exasperated in his efforts for Greensill Capital. Seperately, the Treasury on Thursday night also published a new dossier of contact between Mr Cameron, his employer Lex Greensill, and senior Treasury officials. Bank of England documents suggest ‘Dodgy Dave’ turned to ‘Desperate Dave’ One text message between the Treasury’s top civil servant, Sir Tom Scholar – who was a senior Number 10 adviser when Mr Cameron was prime minister – and his deputy Charles Roxburgh, read: “Had some incoming from my old boss.” Much of the content was redacted, with another message reading: “Well done for holding off [redacted]. Not often anyone manages that.” Advertisement The Treasury documents also reveal Bill Crothers – a former senior civil servant who went on to become a director for Grensill Capital – was copied into correspondence between Mr Greensill, Mr Cameron and Treasury officials. Earlier this month it was revealed Mr… Read full this story
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