LONDON – Former British Prime Minister David Cameron deplores the chaos and division caused by Brexit, but continues to defend the right to vote that sparked Britain's messy divorce from the European Union.
After taking office in 2010, Cameron advocated that Britain remain in the EU following the referendum call of June 2016. He resigned in the morning after the country voted for departure.
"I am really sorry that I am suffering the country I love so much in the years since then under uncertainty and division," Cameron said in an interview published on Saturday.
Parliament is currently being suspended under Prime Minister Boris Johnson's efforts to push through his tough Brexit plans.
Johnson, accused of lying to the Queen to obtain the suspension, has lost control of the trial after suffering a series of defeats by the rebels' legislators
and was ordered by Parliament to: To request an extension, he will not do so, despite fears that a break-off without an agreement could result in serious economic problems and a possible shortage of food and medicines.
Cameron, who publishes a memoir on September 19, told The Times newspaper that "it's painful to see everything."
"I'm worried about what's going to happen next." he said.
However, Cameron insists he has no regrets about holding the referendum.
He claims that a vote on Britain's exit from the bloc was inevitable, citing political pressure, Europe's economic problems at the time, and a migration crisis.
"Of course, there are those people who wanted and wanted to go to a referendum, who are glad that a promise was made and a promise made," he said, adding, "I understand that some people are very angry because they did not want to go e the EU me either. "
It is not the first time that Cameron pushes aside proposals that he should not have pronounced for the referendum that would plague the country in political turmoil has left uncertain future.
But he has largely held back in the three years since he stepped aside.
"I deeply regret the outcome and accept that my approach failed," he said in the interview published on Saturday "The decisions I made have contributed to this failure, I have failed."
He said the referendum had become a "psychodrama" of his ruling conservative party, and he had been "deeply depressed" to resign his post as prime minister.
Cameron also criticized Johnson's leading role in the election campaign to leave the EU, which included a false claim that the UK health care system would save £ 350 million per week.
Johnson acted "horrific" and "left the truth at home" in the campaign, he said.
Cameron added he considered the decision to suspend the parliament, causing fierce protests, a mistake.
He said that leaving the EU without an agreement would be a "bad outcome" and a second referendum on this issue can not be ruled out.  His two successors – first Theresa May and now Johnson – have not been able to agree on an exit plan with European leaders who can secure support for a majority in parliament] The couple is an old friend and a classmate at Britain's most respected private school, Eton.