Is there any rational way of understanding the logic David Cameron uses these days? It must be Tory logic. Or perhaps he is going as mad as Thatcher in her later years.
He reckons he won’t quit as prime minister if he loses the EU vote, but we’re told this means he was keen to repeat the tactic he used in the Scottish independence referendum.
Only days ago, Cameron admitted he would have quit if a majority of Scottish voters had favoured leaving the United Kingdom.
In the end, it won’t matter. Conservatives are backstabbers, and the knives will be drawn if Cameron shows any sign of weakness.
If he won’t quit, he’ll be ejected.
David Cameron has moved to sever any link between the EU referendum and his own political future by saying that he will remain as prime minister even if he loses the vote on British membership.
As he confirmed that he hoped to hold the referendum in the summer, the prime minister said his authority rested on holding the vote, not the result.
But in an interview on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1, the prime minister gave his clearest statement yet that he wanted Britain to remain in the EU. Asked whether he was prepared for the possibility of a UK exit, Cameron said: “I don’t think that is the right answer for the reasons I have given. But were that to be the answer we would have to do everything to make that work.”
The prime minister was keen in his new year interview with Marr to repeat the tactic he deployed in the Scottish referendum. This was to kill of any attempt to link his future to the referendum result by saying he would remain in office even if he lost.
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