'BBC Chairman’s Financial Links to Boris Johnson Cause Controversy

Links to Boris Johnson Cause Controversy

Sharp, a

banker and former chair of the Royal Academy of Arts, was appointed in Jan

2021 on

the recommendation of Oliver Dowden, then DCMS secretary, and Boris Johnson, who was still Prime Minister

A new

report in The Sunday Times alleges that Johnson put forward the recommendation just weeks after

Johnson’s financial

woes have been widely reported in the U

According to

one Guardian report, he “is said to regularly complain to friends that he is hard

Prime Ministerial

salary currently stands at £164,080 ($203,000) per annum

According to

The Sunday Times, Sharp was drawn into Johnson’s finances while dining with the Prime

The report

states that Blyth had agreed to act as a guarantor for the loan and wanted

The dinner

took place just two months before Sharp was publicly unveiled as the government’s “preferred

2020 the

government’s propriety and ethics team sent Johnson a letter instructing him to stop “seeking Sharp’

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