Intimate interview with the queen – David Cameron is in trouble
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He is the man who brought Brexit to the British: former Prime Minister David Cameron. To promote his biography, the politician is now talking about the referendum – but also about his time with the queen. The palace is angry.
SDavid Cameron was for six years the British Prime Minister. On his initiative, in June 2016, the country is also voting on a possible secession from the European Union. The result is known: the chaos of the decision in favor of Brexit has not been resolved until today, three years after the vote.
The memorials of the Conservative politician announced some time ago were expected all the more impatient. Now they are there, but most swirls do not cause the Brexit passages, but some indiscretions that Cameron spreads about the British queen. It reveals, for example, that Cameron once asked for the help of the Queen for fear of a secession from Scotland.
Before the referendum on Scotland's independence in 2014, he had asked Elizabeth II if she could help Scotland stay in the UK, Cameron told the BBC on Thursday. This is remarkable because the British queen traditionally has to remain politically neutral.
At that time, the Queen surprised many when she said, a few days before the referendum, that the Scots should think very carefully about their future before going to the polls. This was understood as an appeal against secession. In the end, 55% of Scots said they would stay, 45% voted for independence.
Cameron said he "was panicking" in front of tight polls that the Scots could vote for independence. That's why he asked the private secretary of the queen to send him a signal. "Even raising the eyebrow, even if only a few inches, would change our vision," said Cameron at the time.
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An indiscretion that at least casts doubt on the political independence of the queen. As a result, the Scottish National Party also took the floor and subsequently accused Cameron of "manipulation". As the British media want to know, the palace also expressed its "irritation" following the lifting of the secrecy on the affairs of the government.
But that's not all. Now, Cameron, who is cunning, publishes a podcast for the British newspaper "The Times" with more details, this time of the monarch's private life. The palace is "not amused" about it, writes the British daily "Daily Mail". The passages quoted the sheet anyway.
Cameron talked about 93-year driving skills, among other things. The car fast and almost "frantic". He wants to experience it at the Queen's Estate in Balmoral, Scotland, where he was invited. There was supposedly Grillware (a capercaillie), the queen's husband, Prince Philip, personally prepared. In addition, he revealed that the queen was probably the only woman in the world to have been allowed to drive the Saudi king in a car.
This happened when Salman ibn Abd al-Aziz was also in Scotland. The Saudi leader then personally confirmed the anecdote, Cameron said in a conversation with the Times. We still do not know if the many indiscretions will favor the sale of "For The Record". The book did not appear until Thursday, September 19th.