The lawyer accused of writing a “whitewash” report on David Cameron’s lobbying made a sir

Nigel Boardman, who led a review of lobbying by ex-Prime Minister David Cameron, among others, was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honors Roll

David Cameron with financier Lex Greensill
David Cameron with financier Lex Greensill

The lawyer who penned a “whitewash” report on David Cameron’s lobbying scandal has been knighted on the Queen’s Birthday Honors List.

Nigel Boardman, who is being honored tonight for “services to the legal profession”, said lobbying is “vital to the proper functioning of democracy” and defended Mr Cameron’s actions.

The former Prime Minister made around £3.3million from shares in collapsed Greensill Capital and has been accused by MPs of a “significant lack of judgement”.

But while the 141-page report said Mr Cameron “could have been clearer” about his relationship with the financier’s firm when lobbying for government ministers on his behalf, it noted that the former prime minister did not break “current lobbying rules”. would have.

At the time, Labour’s Angela Rayner said: “This report was set up as a classic Boris Johnson cover-up and whitewash to protect the government.”

Welcoming the report at the time, David Cameron said: “I am pleased that the report provides further confirmation that I have not broken any rules. It also makes it clear that I was not responsible for bringing Lex Greensill into government, or any of the arrangements involved.”

Nigel Boardman to be honored tonight for ‘services to the legal profession’


Meanwhile, Transport Chief Bernadette Kelly was given a credit as holidaymakers were met with chaos on the eve of the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Government ministers accused airlines of failing to prepare for the holiday wave and of “overselling” flights in excess of their delivery capacity.

Ms Kelly was the only Brit to be awarded a DCB that year.

Nicholas Coleridge, Chairman of the V&A Museum, has been knighted.

According to reports from the Mail on Sunday, Mr Coleridge was offering a private tour of the V&A museum as a prize in an auction to raise funds for the Conservative Party.

Ben Elliot is a fundraiser for the Tory party and a trustee of the V&A Museum.

A veteran Labor MP and chairman of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee has been knighted.

Stephen Timms has become a Knight Bachelor 12 years after he was stabbed in a constituency surgery.

The Labor MP for East Hamm was honored for his political and public services, with his work as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Switzerland and Lichtenstein being highlighted as part of his job.

Former Tory minister Jeremy Wright was knighted days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for his resignation.

Former Attorney General Mr Wright said “with regret” Mr Johnson was set to end the “corrosive” Partygate scandal on Monday.

Six government officials involved in the disastrous evacuation from Afghanistan have been presented with the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

dr Martin Longden, formerly Charge d’Affaires of the British Mission to Afghanistan in Doha, has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to British foreign policy, while five others have been made OBEs.

Six incumbent MPs were recognized in this year’s list, including former DUP leader Arlene Foster, Tory MP Maria Miller and Labor MP Nia Griffith.

Conservative MP Tracey Crouch, who led the fan-led review of English football, has been made a CBE and Tory MP for Kingswood Chris Skidmore has been made an MBE.

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