How David Cameron's 'Smooth Rolls Royce' Was Handed a Free Pass by Westminster
The embrace of the disgraced former Prime Minister tells us everything we need to know about modern British politics and media
If you want an accurate picture of what British politics and media is really like in 2024 you only need to watch David Cameron’s appearance on BBC One this morning.
Headlining the channel’s Sunday morning politics coverage was the first big broadcast interview with the new foreign secretary and former prime minister David Cameron.
The interview, which majored on events in the Middle East, also briefly touched upon his involvement in the biggest financial lobbying scandal of recent years.
Asked to disclose how many millions he had pocketed in order to lobby his former colleagues in Government on behalf of an investment firm, Cameron repeatedly refused to say, and instead talked about his voluntary role at an Alzheimers charity.
He then added that all of his private financial interests had been fully “declared” before re-entering Government.
In reality they haven’t been. In fact if you take a look at the register of ministerial interests, Cameron’s entry lists just two lines. Here they are.