David Cameron texted Rishi Sunak to get Covid loans for Greensill, says report

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Former prime minister said to have sent multiple messages to chancellor to access funds for doomed lender

New questions are being raised over David Cameron’s attempts to lobby government on behalf of doomed lender Greensill Capital, after he reportedly contacted the chancellor’s private phone in hopes of securing special access to hundreds of thousands of pounds of emergency Covid loans.

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The Sunday Times reported that the former prime minister, who was an adviser and shareholder in Greensill, sent multiple texts to Rishi Sunak in April 2020, in hopes of gaining access to cheap, 100% government-backed loans through the Covid corporate financing facility (CCFF).

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