David Cameron ‘offered Theresa May advice’ on key Brexit speech

Posted On: 
6th March 2018

David Cameron offered Theresa May tips on last week’s keynote Brexit speech, according to his former press secretary.

David Cameron, while Prime Minister and Theresa May, while Home Secretary
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The former Prime Minister was said to have felt “badly let down” by Mrs May after he left office, amid claims she did not campaign hard enough for a Remain vote in the referendum.

However Baroness Bertin said the pair are on “pretty good terms” and had spoken before the PM outlined the Government’s position on post-Brexit trade at Mansion House last week.

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"She did speak to him before this speech," she told the BBC’s Westminster Hour.

“I wasn't privy to the conversation. But they were in contact over the speech, you know, a couple of days before.”

The now Conservative peer added that the former Prime Minister would not be making his own intervention on the Brexit process, following recent comments from John Major and Tony Blair.

Baroness Bertin added: “He has no plans at the moment to intervene. He feels very strongly that he should give his successor Theresa May space to set her policies forward.”

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister talks to colleagues past and present regularly, but you would not expect me to get into the details of that.