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Remainers of the day: David Cameron is still baffled by Eurosceptic Tories

The former PM's autobiography has revelation upon Brexit-addled revelation laying bare his catalogue of misjudgments

Camilla Tominey

David Cameron’s extraordinary admission that “the latent Leave gene in the Conservatives was much stronger [than I thought]” is one of the most telling revelations in a book that appears to combine eye-watering candour with exasperating understatement.

Despite much talk of “regret” over the EU referendum, the Times interview accompanying this weekend’s serialisation of the former prime minister’s memoirs does little to dispel the still widely held belief that the man who led the Conservatives for 11 years never quite got to grips with what one aide famously maligned as the “mad, swivel-eyed loons” within his own party.

Giving the impression Maastricht completely passed him by, he confesses he “didn’t foresee” that a lot of Tories wanted to get out of the EU...

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