THERESA May is being advised by ‘Brexit-crisis adviser’ David Cameron as her deal continues to be troubled, ITV journalist Robert Peston has sensationally revealed.
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Mrs May took over from Mr Cameron after he stood down following the UK’s decision to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, which he called. The former Prime Minister urged the country to vote Remain in the EU referendum but he was defeated by 52 percent to 48 percent. Mr Cameron has kept a low profile since he stood down from frontline politics but according to the reporter, he will be making a comeback to try and fix the crisis.
Mr Peston said in a Facebook post: “If you want a symbol of the catastrophe Theresa May faces over Brexit here it is: her predecessor David Cameron is advising her how to get some kind route out of the EU – that isn’t the fast one over the cliff – through parliament.”
Mr Peston compares the bizarre situation to the “pope asking the chief rabbi on the true meaning of the Eucharist”.
He said: “But now the former prime minister has become her personal Brexit-crisis adviser, as she desperately tries to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU with a chaotic no deal.”
The journalist said May be more more inclined to listen to Cameron as “he has privately endorsed her “partnership” approach to the UK’s long-term relationship with the EU”.
Mr Cameron is due to tell Mrs May she has to help parliament find an answer as she must recognise she does not have a majority.
Mr Cameron has said he has no regrets for calling the EU referendum which sparked Brexit.
Speaking on the subject, he said: “I don’t regret calling a referendum. I made a promise in the election to call a referendum and I called it.”
“Obviously I’m very concerned about what’s happening today but I do support the prime minister in her efforts to try and have a close partnership with the European Union.
“That’s the right thing to do and she has my support.”
This comes as Mrs May has warned MPs a new EU referendum would “break faith with the British people”.
Last week she was forced to call off a Commons vote on her Brexit deal as she knew it was likely to be heavily rejected.
MPs are due to vote in January on the deal set out on the terms of exit, which includes a declaration on the outline of the future relations between the UK and the EU.