Former Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to answer questions from MPs in the Greensill hearing on Thursday afternoon. Conservative MP Harriet Baldwin confronted the Prime Minister on texts that indicated the former Prime Minister was asking about the Bank of England cutting rates. Ms Baldin argued that it appeared that Sir Tom was telling Mr Cameron a Bank of England was to take place before the rates were cut by the bank.
Mr Cameron argued he had been a victim of spellcheck during this exchange.
He said: “I’ve been rather baffled by this text message because obviously rate cuts are a very appropriate thing to do at a time of difficulty.
“I think I’m a victim of spellcheck here, I think it was about VAT.”
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