RISHI Sunak promised David Cameron he would “push” his plan for taxpayers’ cash to prop up his finance firm — in a twist to a lobbying saga. The
RISHI Sunak promised David Cameron he would “push” his plan for taxpayers’ cash to prop up his finance firm — in a twist to a lobbying saga.
The pledge was revealed in one of two text messages the Chancellor sent the ex-PM last year.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised David Cameron he would ‘push’ his plan for taxpayers’ cash to prop up his finance firm[/caption]
The pledge was revealed in a private text message the Chancellor sent the former PM[/caption]
They were released last night by The Treasury.
Labour said Mr Sunak “may have broken the Ministerial Code” by promising to intervene.
The texts reveal Mr Cameron lobbied three Treasury ministers in a bid for cash for Greensill Capital, where he worked an adviser.
His lobbying flopped and the firm collapsed.
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But he has come under fire for using Tory contacts to push for cash.
Mr Sunak said he voluntarily published the texts in the “interests of transparency and for the avoidance of any doubt”.
The ex-PM’s texts have not been released.