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'He's been a pretty terrible prime minister,' Jeremy Paxman told The Late Late Show [Image: Getty Images].

‘He’s been a pretty terrible prime minister,’ Jeremy Paxman told The Late Late Show [Image: Getty Images].


These are damning words from the respected TV presenter and interviewer.

They are all the worse for Conservatives because Mr Paxman defines himself as an “old-fashioned Tory” – or at least he did.

Recently he has been saying the only differences between people are of opportunity, which is a socialist philosophy if ever This Writer saw one.

Perhaps it took David Cameron to show Mr Paxman the faults of modern Conservatism. It seems unlikely that Mrs May will change his mind back again.

Jeremy Paxman laid into “pretty terrible prime minister” David Cameron in a late-night television appearance – blasting his EU referendum record as “well-nigh unforgivable”.

The acerbic ex-Newsnight presenter took aim at the former PM, saying he put the Conservative Party ahead of the UK.

Mr Paxman, 66, well known for his no-nonsense approach to interviews, shared his damning indictment of Mr Cameron on Irish broadcaster RTE One’s The Late Late Show on Friday.

He told the host Ryan Tubridy: “I’m not a great fan of Cameron, actually, if you really want to know. I think he probably knew that.

“You look at the Brexit referendum – what Cameron did was to put the interests of his party above the interests of his country and that seems to me to be well-nigh unforgivable.

“He put the whole question of the country’s identity up for grabs in a referendum and then didn’t even bother to make the case for staying in Europe.

“So I think he’s got quite a lot on his conscience, I think he’s been a pretty terrible prime minister actually.”

Source: ‘Unforgivable’ David Cameron put Tory interests first with referendum, says Jeremy Paxman | The Independent

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