As Foreign Secretary, David Cameron’s global jaunts are tightly managed and highly publicised, but during his time out of government those foreign trips usually weren’t in the public eye. One person discovering this to their cost is Sunday Times journalist Gabriel Pogrund, who wrote on X this morning about his difficulty in finding out exactly what Dave was doing talking to the Sri Lankan government in January of last year.

Cameron reportedly met the country’s President twice at the latter’s residence, and a few months later was being paid to lobby for Port City Colombo, a Shanghai/Dubai-style infrastructure project. Despite a string of FOI requests, Pogrund has had relevant information kept from him far longer than the usual 21-day turnaround. Was Dennis Skinner on the right track in his appraisal of Cameron’s integrity?