Cameron 'haunted' by Brexit mess

Tuesday 17th September 2019 13:13 EDT

Former Prime Minister vents fury in his memoirs at his old colleagues over their stance on Brexit and compares Leave campaign to racist Tory electioneering in 1964. The former Prime Minister poured out his anger on both his former colleagues Priti Patel, the current home secretary, and Dominic Cummings, the No 10 adviser, in extracts from the book published on Sunday. He also revealed that Patel’s attacks on his government’s immigration record “shocked me most” but he did not want to fire her and create a “Brexit martyr”.

In the same memoir he has also called both Johnson and Michael Gove “ambassadors” of the post truth world. Cameron writes that Johnson’s claims of concerns about British sovereignty were “secondary to another concern for Boris: what was the best outcome for him?”

Johnson “risked an outcome he didn’t believe in because it would help his political career” and was open to a second referendum after a renegotiation, according to a Sunday Times account of Cameron’s book, For The Record.

Although, he has declared that he deeply regrets that mess that followed the Brexit referendum, Cameron is also fervent that at that moment three years ago, holding a referendum was an inevitable and a correct decision.

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