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‘Shameless’ Theresa May begged David Cameron to openly back Tory-DUP deal - report

‘Shameless’ Theresa May begged David Cameron to openly back Tory-DUP deal - report
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Theresa May called David Cameron to ask him to express support for the Conservatives' deal with the DUP, according to a report.


The Prime Minister is understood to have contacted her predecessor last Sunday, the night before the agreement was reached with the Northern Ireland party to prop up the minority Tory government.

The Times reports Mr Cameron agreed to tweet his backing, where he said: “Task facing PM, given the [circumstances], is to deliver the most stable [government] possible - today's DUP deal helps achieve that. All [Conservatives] should support.”

The exchange, which is said to have been the first in months between the pair, was reported as “warm and polite”, despite Mrs May having “trashed” Mr Cameron’s record and sacking his allies when she came to power.

The paper reported a Tory source close to Mr Cameron, who said: “There is simply bafflement. Of course David was polite and grown up and delighted to help. But doesn’t Theresa realise what this looks like?

“She trashed him in the campaign, has barely spoken to him since becoming prime minister and now has to go cap in hand for his support. It’s shameless.”

The paper also reports that Mr Cameron has previously told friends he does not understand Mrs May, despite working with her for more than a decade.

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