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Will Cameron take his revenge on Merkel?

Will Cameron take his revenge on Merkel?
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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.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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