Greensill had ‘extraordinarily privileged’ relationship with government, review finds

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Greensill had ‘extraordinarily privileged’ relationship with government, review finds

Lex Greensill enjoyed an "extraordinarily privileged" relationship with government, and former prime minister David Cameron did not breach lobbying rules, a review has found.A report into the collapsed financial company Greensill Capital - which Mr Cameron lobbied ministers for - was published on Thursday. Top lawyer Nigel Boardman led the investigation after Boris Johnson ordered the review following the lobbying controversy. The Whitehall review looked into how government contracts were secured by Greensill Capital as well as the actions of Mr Cameron.Comprising of 141 pages, the report said: "It is clear from the evidence that I have reviewed that Mr Greensill had a privileged - and sometimes extraordinarily privileged - relationship with government." And Mr Boardman concluded that Mr Cameron "did not breach the current lobbying rules and his actions were not unlawful". "He has, however, accepted that he used