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Boris Johnson and David Cameron in 2015
Boris Johnson and David Cameron in 2015
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Political sleaze has dominated the front pages this week as a row about access, influence and lobbying engulfed Westminster.

After David Cameron broke his silence on his role in lobbying for collapsed finance firm Greensill Capital, a host of Whitehall officials became drawn into the scandal.

The government’s adviser on ministers and top officials taking jobs with private firms later warned that there does not appear to be “any boundaries at all” between civil servants and the private sector.

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Elsewhere, experts hit back at Boris Johnson’s claim that lockdown – not the vaccination campaign – was behind the rapid fall in infections in the UK. Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and the lead scientist on the Zoe Covid Symptom Study app, accused the prime minister of “living in a slightly different world”.

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Need a reminder of some of the other headlines over the past seven days?

Joe Biden announced the long-awaited date for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, prompting concern among the US’s Nato allies about the timeline for taking boots off the ground.

Protests again rocked the streets of Minneapolis after the shooting of another unarmed black man, Daunte Wright. The killing sparked a string of high-profile resignations and came as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer accused of the murder of George Floyd, continues in the city.

Iranian-Israeli tensions rose after a Mossad attack on a key nuclear enrichment site. And anti-lockdown Sweden became the country in Europe with the highest rate of new Covid infections.

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Joe Evans is the world news editor at TheWeek.co.uk. He joined the team in 2019 and held roles including deputy news editor and acting news editor before moving into his current position in early 2021. He is a regular panellist on The Week Unwrapped podcast, discussing politics and foreign affairs. 

Before joining The Week, he worked as a freelance journalist covering the UK and Ireland for German newspapers and magazines. A series of features on Brexit and the Irish border got him nominated for the Hostwriter Prize in 2019. Prior to settling down in London, he lived and worked in Cambodia, where he ran communications for a non-governmental organisation and worked as a journalist covering Southeast Asia. He has a master’s degree in journalism from City, University of London, and before that studied English Literature at the University of Manchester.