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"The lack of a referendum was poisoning British politics and so I put that right.”

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Figmentofmyimagination Wed 26-Apr-17 16:00:48

Who agrees with our esteemed ex-PM, who has resurfaced at a tourism conference in Thailand?

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Wed 26-Apr-17 16:25:41

I think he is a twat

Not for holding a referendum (although you could argue that it was too big an issue for the public to vote...not sure i would agree with that) but for doing such a piss poor one


Megatherium Wed 26-Apr-17 16:30:44

How the hell did he put it right? Any fool could see it was far too complex a subject to be reduced to a Yes/No vote. And if he had to do it, he might have had the sense to put some effort into ensuring that accurate facts were put before the public, on both sides.

On another tack, I wonder what sort of megabucks they're paying for his supposedly valuable opinions?

lalalonglegs Wed 26-Apr-17 16:47:11

I have nothing but contempt for his breeziness about the very deep hole he has allowed this country to fall down due to his staggering arrogance and stupidity in deciding to hold a referendum on the EU. I hear time and time again that history will not judge him well - I'd like a more immediate and painful punishment for him. He disgusts me.

prettybird Wed 26-Apr-17 18:27:54

He's an arse.

A referendum which changes the status quo for the whole country - with no going back - should have had a proper analysis or description of what we were voting for/against.

For DD to say he hadn't considered things like EHIC cards/health cover or NTBs and the possible consequences 9 months after the event is unforgivable.

It's the sort of thing that should gave been outlined before we voted.

Were we voting for a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit? In the Single Market or not? In the EHCR or not? Was the referendum advisory or not?

These should all have been clarified in the enabling legislation. That's on Cameron's head. He is the one that ensured that the poison went in to the blood stream so that the country is developing scepticaemia to continue his analogy

At least in the run up to the Indyref, the Scottish Government produced a detailed White Paper. You can argue with its content - and many did wink - but at least it was a coherent base for discussion.

HumphreyCobblers Wed 26-Apr-17 18:30:48

That went well then hmm

Although if we hadn't voted to leave then no one would give a shiny shit.

NearlyChristmasNow Wed 26-Apr-17 18:43:55

Agree with all of the PPs

Pinkandwhiteblossoms Wed 26-Apr-17 18:44:44

I think that it was a question that needed to be asked, certainly.

Pinkandwhiteblossoms Wed 26-Apr-17 18:45:10

I think that it was a question that needed to be asked, certainly.

Peregrina Wed 26-Apr-17 21:28:42

He doesn't think that British politics are poisoned now?
History will judge him as a fool - especially since he wanted to be PM because he thought he'd be good at it.

taytopotato Wed 26-Apr-17 21:30:32

We, as a nation, has never been so divided because of Brexit.

Compare this during the recent Olympics. How I miss those days.

taytopotato Wed 26-Apr-17 21:32:08


SwedishEdith Wed 26-Apr-17 21:37:55

Party before country. Daren't ever admit he cocked up because probably still believes he's been raised to be PM. And now there's another GE (because of him) he closes ranks to prop up the Tories.

Coppersulphate Wed 26-Apr-17 21:38:41

Being in the EU was poisoning the UK. I am delighted we had a referendum. It was in their manifesto so it came as no surprise. It's just that nobody considered the fact that we might actually vote leave.

Peregrina Wed 26-Apr-17 21:44:19

It's just that nobody considered the fact that we might actually vote leave.

Which just shows how useless Cameron was, because it was his job to consider that. Or do a Harold Wilson, who was much much smarter than Cameron, and not hold a Referendum until you were sure of the answer.

Anon1234567890 Wed 26-Apr-17 21:44:46

Remoaners really dont take losing well.

GraceGrape Wed 26-Apr-17 21:46:33

Ugh, can't believe he has the nerve to start glorifying his role in the mess he created. Surely even fans of Brexit can't support his disastrous handling of the whole thing. Calling a referendum, failing to plan for all possible outcomes and then immediately jumping ship rather than staying to steady the boat.

Peregrina Wed 26-Apr-17 21:52:10

Brexshitters don't take to winning very well - look at the MPs standing down instead of getting their sleeves rolled up to get re-elected and get stuck into the job - Gisela Stuart, Carswell, Lilley and with Farage and Nuttall to chicken to stand for Parliament. Wonderful to see such sore winners, clearing off as fast as their legs will carry them.

Anon1234567890 Wed 26-Apr-17 22:03:36

Why should some MP's be 'getting their sleeves rolled up to get re-elected and get stuck into the job'. Are they not allowed to 'retire' now that they have achieved they life's goal?

Anon1234567890 Wed 26-Apr-17 22:04:12

there life's goal?

GraceGrape Wed 26-Apr-17 22:07:04

Well, the good news is that's at least 3 fewer hardcore Brexiteers to appease in parliament.

Butterymuffin Wed 26-Apr-17 22:12:10

This may be the most idiotic thing he's ever said, and there's reasonable competition. Whatever your views on Brexit, it's hardly as if the referendum has brought a feeling of sweetness and light to the nation. On the contrary, nothing is sorted yet and there's a load of bad feeling. History will judge him harshly as someone who was canny about gaining power, but when he had it showed himself to be a complete lightweight.

prettybird Wed 26-Apr-17 22:20:41

Or even "the^^*ir* life's goal" hmm

if you are going to correct, at least do so correctly wink

Peregrina Wed 26-Apr-17 23:12:37

Are they not allowed to 'retire' now that they have achieved they life's goal?

What exactly have they achieved? It's a bit like getting the A levels to get to University, and then dropping out in the first week. You haven't got your degree - all you have done is make work for the Admissions tutors and other staff processing your application and possibly deprived another student of a place. Or landing a job, and then not bothering to turn up for the first day. Or arranging your wedding and then copping out just before you walk down the aisle.

You would think that if they were on the cusp of seeing a "life's goal" they would want to see it through - not just b*gger off.

Valentine2 Wed 26-Apr-17 23:15:35


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