Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is so disappointed in his former associates – Boris Johnson and Michael Gove – that, hunting for pheasants (the former prime minister is a famous lover of shooting birds), he calls game by their names.
The former head of the British government said this at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“I used the free time to get back to shooting. It turned out that having shot a couple of Borisov and Michael, I feel much better,” he answered the question of how he spent his leisure time leaving politics.
Recall that his successor Theresa May appointed active supporters of Brexit Johnson and Gove as high-ranking members of the government – the first headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the second – the Ministry of Justice.
However, it was precisely because of support for leaving the European Union that David Cameron considers these politicians to be traitors, since he believed that they would maintain the loyalty of his position in the referendum. Recall that the ex-prime minister campaigned for the United Kingdom to remain in the EU.
David Cameron criticized the actions of Boris Johnson, who sent parliament for forced vacations, and called for the prevention of an unregulated Brexit.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron sees a possible settlement of the protracted conflict around the country’s exit from the EU in a second referendum on this issue. “I believe that this cannot be ruled out, because we were in a vice,” said the conservative politician.
At the same time, Cameron called for the prevention of an unregulated Brexit and criticized the actions of current Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to him, he does not support either sending the parliament to forced vacations, or the removal of 21 deputies from the conservative faction who voted against the government’s Brexit plans. Both measures “gave the opposite result,” Cameron emphasized in the first interview after his resignation in the summer of 2016.
Cameron also defended his decision to hold a referendum in June 2016 on Britain’s exit from the EU. A popular vote was necessary to reveal British attitudes toward EU membership, a politician who opposed Brexit and resigned as prime minister after the referendum emphasized.
According to Cameron, he “really regrets” about the split and uncertainty in the country after the Brexit referendum. The victory of supporters of the country’s exit from the EU three years ago was “extremely depressing” for him, he said, noting that he was extremely concerned about its consequences.
British Prime Minister Johnson is determined to carry out Brexit on October 31 under any circumstances, including without an agreement with the EU. In order to achieve this goal, he sent the country’s parliament for a five-week vacation. On the night of September 10, parliamentarians rejected Johnson’s request for early elections. Earlier, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain signed a law passed by both houses of parliament prohibiting unregulated secession from the European Union and ordering Johnson to request a three-month delay in Brexit if an agreement with the EU is not reached by October 19.