Gary Neville has taken aim at former Prime Minister David Cameron whilst also taking a swipe at the current Government
Gary Neville claims “we’re being robbed in cold daylight” after documents emerged detailing David Cameron’s earnings from finance company, Greensill Capital.
The former Prime Minister, who resigned after the Brexit referendum in 2016, earned around £7m before the company collapsed.
Greensill made its money by lending money to businesses, but went into administration in March.
In 2020 before its collapse Cameron tried and failed to persuade ministers to invest taxpayers’ money in Greensill loans.
Cameron has been cleared of breaking any rules but has been accused of a “significant lack of judgement”.
Upon hearing the news, based on documents obtained by BBC Panorama, Neville took a swipe at the former Prime Minister but suggested the current office also stand to benefit in years to come.
He tweeted: “Not surprised at all. Wait till this lot that are in now are finished ! We’re being robbed in cold daylight..”
Cameron’s spokesman said his renumeration was a private matter and denied he had been involved in any wrongdoing.
According to the letter, Cameron was set to be paid around £3.3 after tax for a tranche of his Greensill shares.
As well as the shares, Cameron received a salary of £720,000 a year as a part-time adviser whilst it is also understood by Panorama that he earned a bonus of £504,000 in 2019 on top of his salary.
However, a spokesman for the former Prime Minister said he did not receive “anything like” the sums reported by the BBC.
Neville, now a pundit with Sky, has been particularly outspoken about the Conservative party.
He took aim at Home Secretary Priti Patel after she backed England during the Euros despite making her views clear on taking the knee.
Neville said “the cheek of you” to a post she put on social media.
“I’m just reading the breaking news, it says the PM condemns racist abuse of England players. Southgate and the players a few weeks ago, five days on the trot, told us they were taking the knee to promote equality and it was against racism,” he told Sky News.
“The Prime Minister said it was ok for the population of this country to boo those players who were promoting equality and fighting against racism.
“It starts at the very top. So for me, I wasn’t surprised in the slightest this morning when I woke up to those headlines. I expected it the moment that the three players who missed, missed.
“The fact of the matter is, there is an issue within football and within society where we think it’s acceptable to criticise players for sporting actions because of the colour of their skin.”