Ian Guider: The cooling-off limit for lobbyists doesn’t go far enough

Using knowledge gained while in office, then selling it to the highest bidder, should not be a way to navigate life after politics

18th July, 2021
Ian Guider: The cooling-off limit for lobbyists doesn’t go far enough
Former British prime minister David Cameron: used his political connections to help the failed company Greensill Capital. Picture: Getty

Whatever had been left of David Cameron’s reputation was well and truly shredded earlier this year, following the revelations of the former British prime minister’s efforts to lobby the Conservative government to provide rescue funds to Greensill Capital, the now-collapsed lender.

It emerged last week that Cameron was being paid £700,000 a year to act as a part-time adviser to the company. He lobbied the government on 56 occasions via phone...

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