9:54am – A summary of the famed revolving door which has become the centrepiece of the ongoing scandals this week.
Revolving door in action?
—Tory minister Francis Maude brought Bill Crothers into Cameron’s govt.
—Maude given a seat in the Lords by Cameron.
—He set up a consultancy firm after he left advising other govts, and employed Crothers.
—Maude now leading a govt review of Whitehall. pic.twitter.com/T8WBvAOn6u
— Joe Pike (@joepike) April 16, 2021
8:20am – A story that may end up dominating the news today as the Greensill row continues. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has shares in a business that won NHS contracts.
the final touch is the fact that the Hancock family business – which got an NHS contract – provides services including “shredding of confidential documents” https://t.co/nnc4snfiGJ
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) April 16, 2021
8:15am – So what’s in the news this fine Friday?
- Covid updates paused for Prince Philip mourning
- Second cabinet office adviser revealed to have worked for Greensill while in civil service
- A business that Matt Hancock and his sister have shares in won NHS contracts
8:00am – Welcome back to another day of Politics Live!