World news – GB – David Cameron ‘incandescent with rage’ at dinner after Brexit referendum loss


Cameron’s fury was “almost entirely” directed at top Tory Michael Gove and he “despised” Boris ­Johnson’s lack of ideology, a new book claims

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David Cameron was ­“incandescent” with rage at a boozy dinner after losing the Brexit referendum, a new book claims.

His fury was “almost entirely” directed at top Tory Michael Gove, Sasha Swire, a family friend, claims in her diary.

The Prime Minister bolted to Oxfordshire on the day of the June 2016 defeat, which led him to quit as PM.

He asked then Tory MP Sir Hugo Swire and his wife to come over with “plenty of booze”, according to Diary of an MP’s Wife.

Mr Cameron told the couple he “despised” Boris ­Johnson’s lack of ideology and that his support for Brexit was all about his own leadership ambitions.

He revealed when his fellow Old Etonian switched sides he had sent a text claiming Brexit would be “crushed like the toad beneath the barrow” and he would stay on at No 10.

In a previous extract, serialised in the Times, she said that during a walk he asked her to go behind him because the “scent you are wearing… makes me want to… push you into the bushes and give you one”.

She added: “This is not flirting… This is probably lewdness. But hell, I’m so starved of masculine interest at my age it made me smile.”

She admits she is scared others do not see how Mr Johnson is a “calculating machine”. But she describes how at a dinner at No 10 he came across as “desperately lonely and unhappy on the inside”.


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