A Scandal has erupted in the UK as a reporter at Davos, Switzerland (where the World Economic Forum is taking place) accidentally caught an off-screen conversation between former UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, one of the world’s richest people.
The topic of conversation between these two men: Brexit.
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Mr Cameron, who quit his post the minute it became known that the Brexit campaign had won the referendum in 2016 (despite his dire warnings, British voters shocked the political establishment by voting 52 to 48 percent for Brexit) and thus passed his position to Ms Theresa May, stated: “Yes, well I know it’s frustrating. It’s, as I keep saying, a mistake not a disaster. It’s turned out less badly than we all thought, but it’s still going to be difficult. Anyway, good to see you.“
The British press has jumped on these ‘off the cuff’ remarks as you may imagine.
Former UKIP leader and famous ‘Brexiteer’ Mr Nigel Farage immediately tweeted: “Busted” and during his weekly radio address gave his thoughts on the former prime minister’s remarks: “Can we have an apology please, David Cameron, for telling us month after month what a catastrophe it would be. Rather than just saying it over a gin and tonic at a reception in Davos, come and tell us, it’s gonna be okay. We’d love to hear from you.”
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Mr Farage’s supporters were quick to agree with him on social media, stating that all the economic doom and gloom forecasts turned out to be untrue.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So much for Project Fear! David Cameron is caught on camera at Davos summit admitting Brexit is 'not as bad as we thought' <a href="https://t.co/U92WIja46S">https://t.co/U92WIja46S</a> <a href="https://t.co/t2iDD5iX7Q">pic.twitter.com/t2iDD5iX7Q</a></p>— David Icke (@davidicke) <a href="https://twitter.com/davidicke/status/956519568666779648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 25, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Of course, one must admit that the pound has dropped in value some 30% versus it’s biggest trading partner (the Eurozone) and that the UK has so far not been able to make any foreign trade agreement.