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David Cameron's memoirs

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Riverwalk Fri 13-Sep-19 19:36:42

Have you ordered your copy?

Seems he's not a happy bunny these days.

paddyann Fri 13-Sep-19 20:37:48

I cant for the life of me think why anyone would want to read his memoirs .I certainly wont be spending any of my hard earned cash on it

Fiachna50 Fri 13-Sep-19 20:45:35

Strangely, I would be interested and I am not and never have been a Conservative Party supporter. Im interested in what he says as to how things led to the situation the UK faces now. After all if I am correct (and Im sure plenty people here will tell me straight if Im wrong) I am under the impression that Mr Cameron went to the EU asking for certain things to be discussed and was promptly told no. So what exactly did the EU expect? I would like to hear his side of things, but will order the book from the library.

paddyann Fri 13-Sep-19 21:33:44

I think the things he wanted to change were an integral part of our membership..and the membership of the other 27 nations ,Things could be changed from the inside within reason but as we had probably the best deal already I think he was on a hiding to nothing and he should have understood that .

LullyDully Fri 13-Sep-19 21:46:37

I shall not be reading anything written by him as I blame him for the mess we are in.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 13-Sep-19 22:17:42

I read memoirs from all the political spectrums, so I will read DCs if only to understand why he gave us a referendum!

Fiachna50 Sat 14-Sep-19 01:33:45

Interesting Paddyann. Thanks for that.

Hetty58 Sat 14-Sep-19 02:10:39

I wouldn't waste my time.

Riverwalk Sat 14-Sep-19 06:31:21

I certainly wouldn't buy it, although the profits are going to charity.

I'll have a read of the serialisation in The Times - see what he's got to say for himself.

Alima Sat 14-Sep-19 07:03:21

Wouldn’t buy a copy but would get it from the library to have a flick through. The way I remember it he won the election as their manifesto included the promise of a referendum. Whether or not the election was after he had gone cap in hand to the EU I cannot be sure.

Anja Sat 14-Sep-19 07:25:59

Is it just his political memoirs? People often forget he lost a much-loved child.

BradfordLass72 Sat 14-Sep-19 07:45:09

As Anja implies, there's probably a lot more to this memoir than just his political career.

I don't know Mr Cameron or anything about him but I have found, reading other memoirs, that you certainly get a different perspective once you know a little more about a person's life, history and beliefs.

Urmstongran Sat 14-Sep-19 08:12:44

I’ve just read a bit of it - theres an article in the on line Daily Mail. More on Monday. I shan’t be buying the book.

Grammaretto Sat 14-Sep-19 08:43:59

If stupidity is a crime, he's a criminal in my book.
He chose to have a referendum and then promptly resigned to write his flippin memoirs.
Let me know if they're worth reading. Maybe it's exciting and he should have been a writer.

Pantglas1 Sat 14-Sep-19 08:45:05

I tend to read the memoirs of all politicians regardless of which party as I like to learn how they formed their views. There seems to be no clue in their backgrounds sometimes as to why they became tories or socialists and I find that fascinating.

Fiachna50 Sat 14-Sep-19 09:30:45

Pantglas1(is that username Welsh?) If you don't mind me asking which other politicians memoirs have you read? Who did you find the most interesting?

Chewbacca Sat 14-Sep-19 09:35:51

The thought that Cameron will make even one penny from his book would be enough to deter me from buying it.

Urmstongran Sat 14-Sep-19 09:59:47

I agree Grammaretto!

McGilchrist41 Sat 14-Sep-19 10:08:10

I will not be reading his book. He knew what was going to happen after the referendum and got out before the trouble started.

Smileless2012 Sat 14-Sep-19 10:15:32

Apparently he wakes up every morning feeling a little depressed and worried about what's happening to our country, well join the club DC.

Although the majority of us aren't making a fortune and don't have to decide which of our 3 houses we'll be in this weekend.

Pantglas1 Sat 14-Sep-19 10:30:28

Tony Blair
John major
Edwina Currie
Bill Clinton
Barack Obama
Harriet Harmon
Alan Clark
Tony Benn

Chewbacca Sat 14-Sep-19 10:32:24

I'd like to think that he woke up each morning feel more than a little depressed Smileless. I'd like to think that he was utterly and completely ashamed that his actions have ripped this country apart; set families and communities against each other and made us the laughing stock of the world. And then to feel even more ashamed that he ran away and hid and let others mop up the shit storm that he created.

But he's too far up his own backside to feel any of those things. angry

Pantglas1 Sat 14-Sep-19 10:32:55

I think the funniest was Alan Clark and the Barack Obama most interesting Fiachna50

Chestnut Sat 14-Sep-19 10:37:35

I shall not be reading anything written by him as I blame him for the mess we are in.

Rather a closed mind there?

Our relationship with the EU had been questionable for some time and it was clear in 2015 there was huge public demand for a referendum. Cameron could see which way the wind was blowing, so he promised a referendum in the Tory manifesto and won the 2015 election with a good majority as a result. He would not have won the 2015 election if he had not promised to deliver a referendum.

It is wrong to blame him for the current mess, a referendum was what the people wanted and it was the right thing to do.

Bridgeit Sat 14-Sep-19 10:49:07

I agree Chesnut,
I do however think that there should be a 2nd ( are you sure )
I know many are against this, but it’s the only way folks can stop saying we didn’t know what we we’re going to get,( which is actually true) We should never have been asked to vote without knowing the full consequences of both the positives & negatives.