CNN: David Cameron says he doesn’t regret calling Brexit referendum

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Cameron.jpegCNN: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron says he doesn’t regret calling a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union — but wishes the result had gone the other way.

“I made a promise to the British people — I kept that promise,” he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in his first major broadcast interview since resigning in 2016, to mark the release of a report on development in fragile states by a committee he co-chairs.

Cameron’s fateful decision to call the referendum led to his political downfall and left his successor, Theresa May, with a diplomatic tangle that has plagued her shaky government. Brexit negotiations have been fraught, and key sticking points remain outstanding less than a year before Britain is due formally to leave the EU.
Cameron, who campaigned to stay in the EU, continues to believe the outcome of the vote was a mistake. “I think we’ve taken the wrong course,” he said.
Cameron added that while he disagreed with Brexit, he said the idea that Britain could be “a friend and a neighbour, and a partner of the European Union, rather than a member of the European Union” was a “legitimate choice”.
Source: CNN, Sky News

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