David Cameron’s lobbying didn’t appear to break any rules. That’s the problem | Hannah White

Gaps in UK regulations mean former public figures can take up lucrative contracts without having their decisions scrutinised

Whose job is it to determine whether David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of Greensill Capital fell on the wrong side of any ethical line? Over the past two decades the UK’s ethics landscape has blossomed – from an almost barren plain into a forest of regulators, investigators and advisers. Almost every scandal in public life led to the creation of a new post or body. And yet there is no ethical standards body with a remit to pronounce on the Cameron case.

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