Jeremy Haywood’s widow defended her husband’s “innovative” civil servant reform. Greensill lobbying scandalHowever, they admitted that they carry “some risk” by bringing private-sector moguls into the government.
Haywood, Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2012 to 2018, helped hire businessmen on short-term contracts to “bring expertise,” said Susanne Haywood.
Lex GreensillAn Australian financier at the center of David Cameron’s lobbying line has said that such a businessman brought to the government by Mr. Haywood in the hope that his supply chain finance scheme would work for the NHS. I was alone.
“Rex was just one of many examples […] About trying to stimulate the system and attract people to consider new ways to do things, “Haywood told IFG yesterday.
“He wanted Rex to be there to look for opportunities to introduce this new idea to the government.”
Haywood acknowledged that the use of businessmen in the government “always creates some risk” and argued that the reforms of her deceased husband were “innovative and destructive.”
“It’s very difficult to bring such a person and predict what will happen years in the future,” she said.
“We know the story of what happened to Green Sill long after.”
A version of Greensil’s supply chain finance idea was eventually used by part of the NHS.
After Cameron resigned, Greensill hired him as a lobbyist for his company, Greensill Capital.
Since then, the former Prime Minister has been criticized for keeping in touch. Rishi Sunak, The Prime Minister and Bank of England officials have directly requested Greensil Capital to receive Covid’s bailout.
Cameron’s critics argue that Greensill has too much access to the government, pointing out the close relationship between his desk in Downing Street and officials.
Labor argues that the “favorite” of Cameron working with Greensill after leaving the government should encourage widespread reform of lobbying rules.
Greensill Capital filed for bankruptcy after some of its investors withdrew earlier this year.
A leaked document reported by the Guardian on Friday suggested that the company had previously considered floating in the stock market at a value of £ 22 billion.
Cameron reported that a 1 percent share could have deducted £ 200 million from him.