The former prime minister affects Michael Gove his “disloyalty” and considers him, along with Johnson, an example of “populism”
LONDON, Sep 15 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has accused the current head of government, Boris Johnson, of lying about his political intentions and said he only supported the Brexit option in the campaign prior to the June 2016 referendum because he believed it would “help his political career “, not because of a real conviction.
Cameron, promoter of this consultation, has poured his harshest criticism to date against Johnson in his memoir, which publishes an excerpt this Sunday the newspaper 'Sunday Times'. The former prime minister, who resigned due to the result of the referendum, has remained in the background during the political earthquake of these years.
However, he has reappeared with a book in which he says that Johnson leaned on one of the two sides in that consultation only after studying what would be the “best result” for him. “The leader 'tory' who assumed the leadership of the Brexit side, so loaded with images of patriotism, independence and romanticism, would be the favorite of the party,” he says, according to the BBC.
According to Cameron, Johnson “did not want to risk that someone with a high profile, Michael Gove in particular, achieved this crown.” “The conclusion I draw is that he risked a result he didn't believe in because it would help his political career,” he adds.
To do this, I would not have hesitated to lie to citizens. In this sense, Cameron reminds him of the bus in which he campaigned and proclaimed that leaving the EU would save the public coffers 350 million pounds a week that could be invested in public health: “Boris drove the bus throughout the country and left the truth at home. ”
Cameron even points out in his book that, in the middle of the campaign, Johnson privately raised the possibility of holding a new referendum after negotiating with the European Union. The current prime minister has publicly dismissed this second consultation and has even said that he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than request an extension of the Brexit date – October 31–.
Cameron is also dispatched with who is now the 'number two' of the Government, Michael Gove, who also considers, as Johnson, an example of “populism.” He affirms that he is a “raging faragist”, referring to the europhobic leader Nigel Farage, former leader of the UKIP and now at the head of the Brexit Party, and is concerned that he warned that “the entire Turkish population was about to arrive in the United Kingdom “.
De Gove, Cameron has cited “disloyalty” as “quality.” “Disloyalty to me and, later, disloyalty to Boris,” said the former 'premier', who recalled the enmity between Gove and Johnson when they both tried to succeed him in Downing Street, during a race in which Theresa finally won May.
Along with Johnson and Gove, another of the surprises that came for Cameron the referendum campaign on Brexit was the position taken by Priti Patel, current Minister of Interior. “She used every announcement, interview and speech to attack the Government in immigration matters, although she herself was part of that Government,” she criticizes.
Cameron felt trapped, “unable” to cease Patel in fear that he could “turn her into a martyr of Brexit.”