This causes real problems in the palace! Queen Elizabeth II (93) is apparently upset by an interview with former Prime Minister David Cameron (52). Reason: the politician chatted in the BBC4 transmitter Alleged details about personal conversations with the palace.
In September 2014, he had sought the help of the Queen, revealed Cameron at meetings with the personal secretary of Elizabeth II. Objective: The head of state should decide on the referendum on independence held at the time in Scotland – and so influence.
Cameron literally states, "I did not ask for anything that was unconstitutional or inappropriate, I just wanted the palace to raise the issue – at least a little bit."
Background: On September 18, 2014, at Cameron 's initiative, the Scots had voted in a referendum on the possible independence of Britain. The result was relatively close – with 55.3% to 44.7%, the Scots voted for where they were.
In the face of tight polls at the approach, "some panic has then occurred," admits Cameron in the BBC's documentary. This is why his contact with the palace. There had been at least two conversations: he and his office manager had spoken to the Queen's personal secretary. The former Prime Minister, who is considered the main cause of Brexit, has just made a promotional tour of his memoirs (headline: "For the Record", in German: for the record)
Episode of Cameron's conversation: The Queen is upset now!
From the palace, he said in remarks to the BBC: The regent was "not amused". Disclose the details of the discussions, "no one helps you" and "makes it difficult to build good relationships" – an exceptionally clear message to the former prime minister. However, there was no official statement.
What makes the queen so angry: she does not interfere at all in politics. Your absolute priority: absolute neutrality. This is also shown in the ongoing discussion on Brexit. Political Statements Buckingham Palace – Non-smokers!
Also on the other side, Cameron is in criticism:
• Jeremy Corbyn (70), the current Leader of the Opposition, described the situation as "unreasonable". According to the BBC report, Corbyn, "I do not think it's necessary to ask the Queen to meddle in politics."
• Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, said: "Not only do I refuse to comment on my conversations with Her Majesty, but also those she may have had with someone else."
The former prime minister had already blabbed
The queen "stammered" when she learned that the majority of Scots had decided to stay in the kingdom, he revealed.
Later, he apologized, spoke of a "terrible mistake". Once again, he is remorseful – at least a little! "I guess I've already said a lot, if not too much," he said in an interview. And then justified himself: "I wanted to tell honestly how it was then."
Conservative Cameron was from 2010 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He had planned the referendum on Brexit in June 2016 and wanted to consolidate his own position of power within the conservative party against EU critics such as the current Prime Minister, Johnson. But he played! Although he himself announced his candidacy for the European Union, the British voted by a slight majority (51.9%) for Brexit. Episode: Cameron resigned three weeks later and was replaced by Theresa May.