Humanosity says….More excellent reporting from the Byline Times. They have been running an in-depth investigation that has looked into who is profiting from Brexit and suggesting that the profit motive might be driving the policy itself.
The Cabinet Office has been asked to investigate whether Boris Johnson could be in breach of the ministerial code by not declaring any financial connection to hedge fund donors who contributed substantially to his leadership election campaign.
A complaint was lodged in August with Helen MacNamara, director-general of the Propriety and Ethics Team, about Johnson’s financial connections to the bankrollers of his leadership campaign. This was before Byline Times revealed the extent of Johnson’s reliance on hedge fund donors, many of whom funded the Vote Leave campaign in 2016 which Boris Johnson paid a prominent role.
The Cabinet Office responded to Byline Times request for comment by asking for more details of the original complaint before confirming the status of the investigation. A spokesperson subsequently responded: “We don’t comment on individual cases or private correspondence.”