David Cameron's time on the front bench is not as popular with publishers as his predecessors' [Image: AP].

David Cameron’s time on the front bench is not as popular with publishers as his predecessors’ [Image: AP].

How sad for David Cameron that he can’t command a similar price to Tony Blair because he isn’t as popular in the United States and has been damaged by Brexit.

And why wait nine months for a chronicle of his prime ministerial career? I could put together a pretty good analysis, just by stringing old Vox Political articles together.

Actually, that’s not a bad idea…

The fact he intends to make 50 grand an hour doing after-dinner speeches is amazing.

Judging from his PMQs performances, I’ve heard whoopee cushions that could provide better value for money and more enjoyable entertainment.

David Cameron is expected to net £1.5m for his memoirs on his time in Downing Street.

The former prime minister is reportedly due to send the synopsis of his book to publishers later this week.

His agent, Ed Victor, was initially thought to be looking for £4m for the book – to match the price paid for previous prime minister’s memoirs such as Tony Blair’s which went for £4.6m in 2007 and the £3.5m for Margaret Thatcher’s in 1993.

But The Sunday Times reported Mr Victor is now looking at a far more conservative figure after acknowledging that the publishers involved in the negotiation over Mr Blair and Ms Thatcher’s memoirs had interest from the US where Mr Cameron is less well known.

He has also become predominantly associated with the Brexit vote and this has cast a shadow over his previous six years in office.

Several publishers are already believed to have dropped out of the race with Viking and Macmillan said to be the frontrunners.

The politician, who also stood down as MP for Witney last week, has reportedly told friends he plans to spend much of the next nine months writing the book with an ideal publication date of Autumn 2017.

But all is not lost if the 49-year-old still wants to make money as he is also reportedly said to be planning to earn around £50,000 per hour as an after dinner speaker.

Source: David Cameron ‘to earn £1.5m from memoirs and £50,000 per hour giving after dinner talks’ | The Independent


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