Former PM David Cameron Lobbied UK Govt on Behalf of $1 Billion Chinese Investment Fund: Report

Former PM David Cameron Lobbied UK Govt on Behalf of $1 Billion Chinese Investment Fund: Report


Former Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly lobbied then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond in 2017 to secure government approval for a $1 billion Chinese investment deal.

Mr Cameron — who has recently been embroiled in a lobbying scandal involving government contracts secured during the Chinese coronavirus crisis for Greensill Capital — has been revealed to have allegedly used his government connections to gain approval for an investment pact with Chinese partners.

In 2017, Cameron held a meeting with Chancellor Hammond to discuss the formation of the $1 billion (£718 million) UK-China Fund, of which the former Tory prime minister was set to become the vice-chairman, according to correspondence obtained by The Observer and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

The meeting came just 15 months after Mr Cameron resigned following his defeat in the Brexit referendum.

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Current rules forbid former prime ministers from lobbying the government for two years. However, as

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