Belatedly, David Cameron may have done his country a service. The scandal that’s blown up over the former prime minister’s work for collapsed lender Greensill has thrown a deserved spotlight on the subject of lobbying, and its oversight.
It has also once again raised questions about the revolving door between the public and private sectors and what this means for the way lucrative contracts are handed out.
“He wasn’t very successful though was he,” a senior lobbyist of my acquaintance said when I asked for their take.
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