As James Kirkup writes on Coffee House, David Cameron’s misreading of Angela Merkel contributed to Brexit. The then Prime Minister and his team believed that Cameron’s personal relationship with Merkel – who apparently saw him as a ‘naughty nephew’ – would be enough to secure some important compromises in the renegotiation.
Those compromises never came but Mr S has reason to suspect Cameron could soon take his revenge on his one time ally. A little birdy tells Steerpike that Merkel will have a starring role in Cameron’s upcoming memoirs – only it won’t be a particularly positive one. ‘I hear he will not hold back when it comes to pointing out the role Merkel played in all this,’ whispers a Cameroon.
Watch this space.