David Cameron has ghosted Britain over Greensill. At least it’s not the first time | Marina Hyde

David Cameron has ghosted Britain over Greensill. At least it’s not the first time | Marina Hyde

The Guardian

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First the former PM left us to deal with Brexit. Now he’s not answering calls about a growing access and lobbying scandal

Back when David Cameron was a PR for culturicidal London TV franchise Carlton – his sole non-Westminster job before politics – the Guardian’s then media correspondent rang him for a story. Cameron answered his office phone, but clearly decided he didn’t want to speak to her. Consequently, he pretended to be the cleaner. “I can’t prove it was him,” the journalist reflected later, “but it certainly sounded a lot like him.”

Zip forward to the present, and it has now been a full 36 days since the former prime minister first declined to take calls from the Financial Times on the collapse and mushrooming fallout of Greensill, the specialist bank for which he was an active payrolled lobbyist with what he hoped was $60m worth of shares. There was one time Cameron accidentally answered the phone to the FT, then breezed “Do you want to ring my office?” before hanging up. Said office has not cared to answer a single call or text.

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