Cameron re­grets Brexit di­vi­sions

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

By GREGORY KATZ

LON­DON — The Bri­tish prime min­is­ter who called the 2016 Brexit ref­er­en­dum and then saw the public vote to leave the Euro­pean Union, cre­at­ing the na­tion’s pro­longed po­lit­i­cal cri­sis, says he is sorry for the di­vi­sions it has caused.

David Cameron said in an in­ter­view pub­lished Satur­day that he thinks about the con­se­quences of the Brexit ref­er­en­dum “ev­ery sin­gle day” and wor­ries about what will hap­pen next.

“I deeply re­gret the out­come and ac­cept that my ap­proach failed,” he said. “The de­ci­sions I took con­trib­uted to that fail­ure. I failed.”

It is the clos­est the 52-year-old Cameron has come to a public apol­ogy for set­ting in mo­tion events that led to the abrupt end of his premier­ship the next month and brought Bri­tain into an un­end­ing po­lit­i­cal cri­sis. He ad­mit­ted that many peo­ple blame him for the Brexit di­vi­sions that have deep­ened since the ref­er­en­dum and will never for­give him, but he de­fended his de­ci­sion to call the vote.

Cameron, who served as prime min­is­ter from 2010 to 2016, spoke to

The Times news­pa­per to pro­mote his soon-to-bepub­lished mem­oir.

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