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Lord Cameron has denied he was paid £10million by the collapsed monetary agency Greensill Capital, however refused to say how a lot he was paid by the scandal-hit firm.

In a painstaking trade, the overseas secretary declined to reply a barrage of interview questions over how a lot he earned lobbying for the corporate.

The Greensill scandal noticed the publicity of Lord Cameron’s aggressive lobbying efforts on behalf of Greensill Capital in the course of the pandemic.

Lord Cameron dodged a collection of questions over how a lot he earned lobbying for the corporate

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He has constantly confronted questions on his relationship with financier Lex Greensill, who arrange the now defunct agency, and his extraordinary entry to ministers and officers after leaving No10.

On Sunday he denied having been paid £10million to foyer for Greensill, however refused to say how a lot he did obtain.

He instructed BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg: “No that isn’t true.”

Lord Cameron deflected from the query by speaking about his Alzheimer’s UK work, and declined to set the report straight by revealing how a lot he was paid.

He stated: “Because I was a private citizen, I had a number of different interests, the things I did, including important charitable work and I think as a private citizen you’re entitled to do that.”

And, after repeated questioning from Ms Kuenssberg, he repeated that he was a “private citizen” and had declared his pursuits since returning to the federal government.

Lex Greensill’s monetary agency Greensill Capital collapsed in 2021

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The lobbying scandal which surrounded Lord Cameron’s work for Greensill sparked a collection of inquiries at Westminster. And Greensill’s failure was estimated by a parliamentary inquiry in 2021 to have price taxpayers as much as £5billion – with the ultimate burden born by the taxpayer not but recognized.

The former prime minister insisted he broke no guidelines on behalf of the agency – however admitted he ought to have communicated with the federal government by means of “formal channels” slightly than by way of textual content and WhatsApp.

He constantly tried to safe entry to a government-backed Covid mortgage scheme for Greensill.

Lord Cameron and his workers despatched ministers and officers round 73 more and more determined emails, texts and WhatsApp messages referring to the collapsed agency in lower than 4 months. He claimed it was “nuts” and “bonkers” for the agency to be denied the CCFF loans.

A parliamentary investigation discovered Lord Cameron confirmed a “significant lack of judgment” over the lobbying saga.