Bit of an understatement! David Cameron says a no-deal Brexit is 'not a good idea'

PUBLISHED: 11:12 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:22 11 March 2019

David Cameron is backing Theresa May's deal. Photograph: ITV.

David Cameron is backing Theresa May's deal. Photograph: ITV.

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Just as things could not get any worse for Theresa May, David Cameron has re-entered the debate to tell reporters he backs her deal, and does not agree with a no-deal Brexit.

The Conservative politician, held widely responsible for sparking Brexit, was asked by ITV News for his latest verdict on the crisis engulfing British politics.

But Cameron says that he backs Theresa May’s deal and that she is right to seek a “partnership” plan which would keep close links with European Union.

He said: “I don’t think no deal is a good idea at all.

“I support the prime minister and I think she is doing the right thing seeking a partnership deal with the EU, that’s the right approach.

“The reason I don’t give lots of interviews and answer lots of questions about this is because her job is hard enough already without her immediate predecessor giving a running a commentary.

“So I wish her well.”

It was revealed earlier this year Cameron was warned against holding a “stupid referendum” by Donald Tusk.

Tusk said: “I asked David Cameron, ‘Why did you decide on this referendum, this - it’s so dangerous, so, even, stupid, you know’.

“He told me - and I was really amazed and even shocked - that the only reason was his own party. He told me he felt really safe, because he thought at the same time that there’s no risk of a referendum, because, his coalition partner, the Liberals, would block this idea of a referendum.

“But then, surprisingly, he won and there was no coalition partner. So paradoxically David Cameron became the real victim of his own victory.”

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Best for Britain supporter Layla Moran MP said that David Cameron “is a man whose selfish attempt to keep his own party together divided the country.”

She said: “I don’t know why people still pay attention to what he has to say.

“Saying no-deal wouldn’t be good is an understatement. It would be disastrous, and it’s a course Mr Cameron set this country on. The only way to guarantee avoiding such a catastrophe now is to hold a public vote and vote to stay in the EU.”

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