John Harris

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Cameron may have fought Brexit. But it was his policies that made it happen | John Harris

Though he now styles himself as the failed pioneer of a softer politics, he can’t escape responsibility for austerity

Here he comes, wielding the delayed memoirs that will finally go on sale on Thursday, about to star in the two-part BBC documentary that premieres the same day, and committed to the bare minimum of public appearances. In the midst of such a huge national mess, David Cameron seems to be fulfilling a role that will be familiar to any devotee of country music or TV soap opera: that of the estranged, emotionally constipated husband, who left behind the domestic carnage he created and then hesitantly returned, lost as to what to say but desperate to somehow make amends.

Related: David Cameron’s self-indulgent sorrow doesn’t excuse his cowardice | Will Hutton

Brexit is partly the fault of irresponsible politicians who were not actually Brexiters

Related: David Cameron and the art of blaming other people | David Mitchell

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