'I Failed': Fmr British PM Cameron 'truly Sorry' For Brexit Divisions

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The former British Prime Minister David Cameron, who called the Brexit referendum, said that he deeply regrets the divisions that his decision has caused

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:
Former British PM

The former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who called the Brexit referendum, said that he deeply regrets the divisions that his decision has caused when he witnessed the public vote to leave the European Union. In an interview, Cameron has admitted that he still thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum every single day and “desperately” worries about what will happen next. He has also accepted the failure of his approach and the regret that came with the outcomes. David Cameron believes that he contributed to a failure.

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“I deeply regret the outcome and accept that my approach failed,” he said. “The decisions I took contributed to that failure. I failed.” 

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David Cameron's confession

The former Prime Minister confessed that many people have held him accountable for his decisions on Brexit divisions which have increased since the referendum. Cameron added that people will never forgive him. However, he also defended his decision to call the vote. He was talking to a global newspaper regarding the promotions of his memoir which will soon be published. After the 2016 referendum, Cameron resigned the next morning after opposing the Brexit. Since then, he had averted for the electoral politics and the public eye.

"I am truly sorry to have seen the country I love so much suffer uncertainty and division in the years since then," Cameron said in an interview published on Saturday.

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Developments in Brexit

The leadership of UK was then passed on to Theresa May and now to Boris Johnson who has fiercely fought their way through the Brexit issues. The current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has won the parliamentary backing for Brexit with the European leaders. However, Johnson wants the Brexit to happen on October 31, with or without a deal, but is still being instructed by the Parliament to seek an extension on the delay.

According to Boris Johnson, it is a way to cause “pointless delay”. The UK PM is set to meet the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, on September 16 in Luxembourg. European Union spokeswoman said that she was not going to speculate on what will be achieved from the meeting. PM Boris Johnson had claimed to shut down the government this week for a fresh start in the next session of the Parliament. The five-week suspension gives him a way-out from the lawmakers in the opposition for the exit of Britain from the European Union on October 31. The Prime Minister has also denied that he was being “anti-democratic”. 

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(With inputs from AP)

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