David Cameron’s spin doctor appears to blame everyone except himself and his boss in his account of the EU referendum campaign. Oliver was the former prime minister’s spin doctor for five years, and is never less than adoring about the man he calls ‘DC.’
The most striking thing about this account is perhaps the way in which Cameron greets each disaster with a flippant remark, giving the impression that he never bothered about anything all that much.
On the morning after the UK voted to leave the EU, annihilating more than four decades of British economic and foreign policy in one fell swoop, Cameron came down from his flat at 7am to discuss his next move with his closest aides, and he said: “Well, that didn’t go to plan!”
By Craig Oliver