David Cameron: Brexit isn’t as bad as I expected

David Cameron: Brexit isn't as bad as I expected
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Surprise guests at this year's Davos include Donald Trump and John McDonnell. But fear not, there's still the usual citizens of nowhere. David Cameron and George Osborne have upped (ski) sticks and headed to the luxury Swiss resort for the week.

Unfortunately for the former Prime Minister, he appears to have been caught out by a roaming microphone. Channel 5 have released footage of Cameron in conversation with Lakshmi Mittal in which he lets his thoughts be known on Brexit. It turns out it's not so bad as he thought – though it's still a 'mistake':

'It’s frustrating. As I keep saying, it’s a mistake, not a disaster. It’s turned out less badly than we first thought. But it’s still going to be difficult.'

Could there have been something in Project Fear after all?

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