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."