Friday, 9 December 2016

Cameron brought down by unpopulism

David Cameron has defended his decision to call a referendum on the EU - despite the fact it cost him his job.

The former prime minister said the issue had been "poisoning" British politics and the Conservative Party - and people were frustrated about it.

He described the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's election in the US as a "movement of happiness".

'Movement of happiness'

Mr Cameron said "unpopulism" had cost him his job and, in a question and answer session following his speech, he said: "So far these three events - the Brexit referendum, the election of President Trump, the referendum in Italy - I'm sure people are going to write about this movement of happiness and unconcern about the state of my world."


wiggiatlarge said...

For Cameron this was a chance to build a wall round himself regards Brexit, all understanding and now hopeful.
Never mind that deep down he never thought it would happen and no mention of his abject failure to implement Article 50 immediately and show he was "not a quitter", his whole tenure as PM has been shown up to be all mouth no trousers, a PR man to the end.

wiggiatlarge said...

Additionaly his former funder Lord Ashcroft is not exactly exonerating Cameron over this speech and publishes a comment that he approves of on his Twitter feed.

A K Haart said...

Wiggia - that Twitter comment is pretty scornful. Good riddance effectively.