The official investigation into the lobbying scandal of former British Prime Minister David Cameron has begun. Cameron is accused of influencing government officials for a financial company. On the other hand, after the matter came to light, the opposition attacked the government and called the investigation an attempt to smuggle. Former UK PM David Cameron breaks the silence on the lobbying scandal.
In this case, an eighteen hundred-page written statement has also been issued by Cameron on Sunday. His statement comes after the destruction of Green Sill Capital. Green Sill Capital was financing a steel company. Thousands of employees of the steel company were in trouble. Cameron was a part-time adviser at the Greenhill company. He is accused of lobbying several top officials, including Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, to give loans to save the company.
David Cameron was Prime Minister from 2010 to 2016. He has been the leader of the same Conservative Party which has the current government. He broke the silence after the investigation began, saying he had neither violated any law nor lobbied. I have learned a lesson from this incident that only formal procedures should be adopted to talk to the government.
Ban on lobbying for five years on ministers: Brown
The case of lobbying has caused a political stir in the UK. Labor Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was the Prime Minister of Britain from 2007 to 2010, said that he should be banned from lobbying for at least five years after the ex-ministership was removed. On the other hand, British MP Bernard Jenkin said that it should be the duty of ministers and officials that they should immediately tell the government if a lobbyist affects them unfairly. Former UK PM David Cameron breaks the silence on the lobbying scandal.