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Cameron breaks silence to take swipe at Johnson’s EU plans

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David Cameron: worrying over Britain’s future

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has emerged from political exile to challenge the strategy of his fellow Old Etonian Boris Johnson.

In an explosive interview ahead of his autobiography being published this weekend, Mr Cameron says that he worries ‘every day’ about leaving the European Union and that he regrets elements of the build up to the 2016 referendum which he triggered.

He says: ‘Taking the whip from hard-working Conservative MPs and sharp practices using prorogation of Parliament have rebounded. I didn’t support either of those things. Neither do I think a no-deal Brexit is a good idea.”

He accused Mr Johnson, and Brexit leader Michael Gove of behaving “appallingly” during the referendum campaign, adding: “It turned into this terrible Tory psychodrama and I couldn’t seem to get through.” 

Mr Cameron said the result had left him “hugely depressed” and he knew “some people will never forgive me”. He also said another referendum cannot be ruled out “because we’re stuck”.

He defended his decision to call the vote, saying the issue of the EU “needed to be addressed” and that the vote was “inevitable”, a claim that some dispute, arguing that he should have stood up to UKIP.

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