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The Observer view on the lobbying scandal engulfing the government | Observer editorial

Politicians will continue to line their pockets until a ministerial code is strictly enforced and breaches are punishedWhen David Cameron predicted in 2010 that lobbying was “the next big scandal waiting to happen”, he could not have envisaged that a decade later he would be at the heart of it. But that is exactly where he is: a former prime minister who has traded his time in public office to accept a lucrative role at now-collapsed financial services firm Greensill Capital, lobbying former colleagues for access to government schemes that would have helped protect his financial interests in the company. Related: Role call: the former ministers who found private sector jobs Continue reading...


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