Theresa May is taking Brexit advice off David Cameron

PUBLISHED: 12:08 17 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:14 17 December 2018

Our saviour? Former prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: PA Wire.

Our saviour? Former prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: PA Wire.

PA Archive/PA Images

Theresa May is secretly taking advice from the former prime minister David Cameron on how to resolve the current Brexit crisis.

Cameron, who is credited with causing Brexit by calling for an EU referendum and then promptly resigning as soon as the result was revealed, wants to make a return to fix the crisis for Theresa May.

MORE: Get 13 weeks of The New European delivered to your door for just £1 a copy

The revelation was made by ITV’s political editor Robert Peston on Facebook.

He said: “If you want a symbol of the catastrophe Theresa May faces over Brexit here it is: her predecessor David Cameron is advising her how to get some kind route out of the EU - that isn’t the fast one over the cliff - through parliament.”

MORE: ‘Brexit is over!’ - Brexiteer concludes it ‘will not happen at all’

He said it was like the “pope asking the chief rabbi on the true meaning of the Eucharist”.

“But now the former prime minister has become her personal Brexit-crisis adviser, as she desperately tries to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU with a chaotic no deal.”

Apparently May is more inclined to listen to Cameron because he has endorsed her “partnership approach to the UK’s long-term relationship with the EU”.

Former prime minister Cameron has said he does not regret calling the EU referendum.

He said recently: “I don’t regret calling a referendum. I made a promise in the election to call a referendum and I called it.”

Become a Supporter

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

You've seen the news, now discover the story

The New European is committed to providing in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as celebrating European life.

Try 13 weeks for £13

Latest Articles

Most Read

latest issue


Here's our pick of the upcoming Remain-focused campaign activities, talks and events nationwide.

Newsletter Sign Up

The New European weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy