David Cameron: Brexit’s turned out “less badly than first thought”

Prime Minister David Cameron

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42806207

Brexit has “turned out less badly than we first thought”, David Cameron has said.

The former prime minister was recorded at the World Economic Forum in Davos saying the Leave vote was “a mistake not a disaster”.

Mr Cameron called the 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, campaigned to stay in and resigned after the Leave side won.

His apparently unguarded comments were highlighted by Channel 5 News.

“As I keep saying, it’s a mistake not a disaster,” he was heard saying in a conversation with steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.

“It’s turned out less badly than we first thought. But it’s still going to be difficult.”

The Remain campaign during the referendum warned of an immediate economic impact on the UK of a vote to leave the European Union.

“Let’s just remember what a shock really means. It means pressure on the pound sterling. It means jobs being lost. It means mortgage rates might rise. It means businesses closing. It means hardworking people losing their livelihoods.”

He stepped up his warnings as the referendum date approached, warning on 6 June that Brexit would be like putting a “bomb” under the UK economy and telling MPs a week later that “nobody wants to have an emergency Budget, nobody wants to have cuts in public services, nobody wants to have tax increases”, but the economic “crisis” that would follow a vote to leave could not be ignored.

“We can avoid all of this by voting Remain next week,” he added.

He described a vote to leave the EU as a “self-destruct option” for the UK, after a Treasury analysis warned it would tip the UK into a year-long recession, with up to 820,000 jobs lost within two years.

At other times he sounded more optimistic about the prospect of leaving, saying, in May 2016, “Britain is an amazing country. We can find our way whatever the British people choose.”

https://news.sky.com/story/david-cameron-in-leaked-remarks-brexit-is-a-mistake-not-a-disaster-11221286

David Cameron has been filmed admitting Brexit “turned out less badly than we first thought” and Britain leaving the EU is “not a disaster”.

The former prime minister, who campaigned for voters to back Remain during the 2016 referendum, had his off-guard comments recorded at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Mr Cameron was filmed speaking to Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal at the gathering of elite business people and politicians in the Alpine resort.

In footage highlighted by Five News, Mr Cameron said: “(Brexit) is frustrating. As I keep saying, it’s a mistake not a disaster.

“It’s turned out less badly than we first thought. But it’s still going to be difficult.”

Mr Cameron also told Mr Mittal he was “busy” writing a book and leading a billion-pound investment initiative agreed between the UK and China.

As he fought to convince voters to back continued EU membership in 2016, the ex-Conservative leader claimed a Brexit vote would “put a bomb” under the UK economy and would be a “self-destruct” option for the country.

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a burp of truth from cameron..

“It’s turned out less badly than we first thought. But it’s still going to be difficult.”

shhh.. 😛

401

~ by seeker401 on January 30, 2018.

2 Responses to “David Cameron: Brexit’s turned out “less badly than first thought””

  1. EU agrees Brexit ‘transition’ negotiation guidelines

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42861496

  2. Brexit is a bomb, it is only a mistake, not disastrous, less bad than first thought. Cameron is a man without an anchor. A skeptic only when it suits him.

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