File photo dated 11/07/16 of David Cameron, who could be hauled in front of MPs to explain his resignation honours list after the chair of a Commons committee called for an investigation into the controversy.

David Cameron’s greatest failure was the European Union referendum, according to the survey. How silly! Of course it was – it’s the reason for his resignation [Image: Philip Toscano/PA Wire].

Did it really take academics six years to work out David Cameron was a dud? Most of us knew it after six weeks.

If they really didn’t know until now, it calls their intelligence into question in a big way.

Is it just possible that they knew all along, but believed it was unpatriotic to question the talents of the incumbent prime minister?

Or were they afraid of reprisals if they pointed out the blatantly obvious?

Oh, and as for the hacks in the mainstream media?

That goes for them too.

David Cameron has been rated one of the worst prime ministers in modern history by political experts.

The Conservative came third from bottom in the table of post-war leaders but would have been classed as the biggest failure based on rankings for only his second term.

Cameron fared worse than Labour’s Gordon Brown, the premier he regularly mocked while opposition leader, in the survey of academics who specialise in politics and contemporary British history.

Nearly nine out of ten said the European Union referendum was his greatest failure, with one claiming it was the greatest defeat of any prime minister “since Lord North lost America”.

Only Sir Anthony Eden, whose reputation was left in tatters by his handling of the Suez crisis, and Sir Alec Douglas-Home, who only lasted a year, were ranked lower than Mr Cameron in the list of 13 prime ministers who have served since 1945.

Source: David Cameron Rated One Of The Worst Prime Ministers In Modern History | Huffington Post

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