Jeremy Paxman finally gets to say what he thinks of David Cameron and Brexit… and it’s not pretty [VIDEO]

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Former BBC Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman has revealed his true feelings about David Cameron and Brexit – and they’re not pretty.

Speaking on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One, Paxman gave a frank account of his views on the former Conservative Prime Minister:

I’m not a great fan of Cameron, actually, if you really want to know. I think he probably knew that.

… look at the Brexit referendum. What Cameron did was to put the interests of his party above the interests of his country. And that seems to me to be well-nigh unforgiveable.

He put the whole question of the nation’s identity up for grabs, and then didn’t even bother to make the case for staying in Europe.

So I think he’s got quite a lot on his conscience. I think he’s been a pretty terrible prime minister, actually.

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To be fair, David Cameron’s legacy will include the passing of equal marriage legislation in the face of a Tory rebellion.

But his legacy will also include an increase in poverty which required food banks to provide more than a million food parcels to feed the hungry last year. It will include the replacement of permanent jobs with a million zero hours contracts. It will include the 10,600 sick and disabled people who died within six weeks of their Atos work capability assessment – in 2010/2011 alone. And it will include Brexit – a reckless gamble between David Cameron and Boris Johnson which both managed to lose.

In short, he was indeed a ‘pretty terrible prime minister’.

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