David Cameron says Boris Johnson backed Brexit for his own career and "didn't believe" in it
All for political gain according to Cameron.
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has accused current PM Boris Johnson of not believing in Brexit but backing it to advance his political career.
Cameron implied that Johnson employed a racist election campaign by focusing on Turkey and their potential accession into the EU.
“It didn’t take long to figure out Leave’s obsession,” he wrote. “Why focus on a country that wasn’t an EU member?
“The answer was that it was a Muslim country, which piqued fears about Islamism, mass migration and the transformation of communities. It was blatant.”
In an extract from his memoirs published in The Sunday Times, Cameron said that Johnson was concerned about the sovereignty of Britain but rather what would be best for Boris Johnson.
"Whichever senior Tory politician took the lead on the Brexit side - so loaded with images of patriotism, independence and romance - would become the darling of the party," he said.
"[Johnson] didn't want to risk allowing someone else with a high profile - Michael Gove in particular - to win that crown."
The former Tory leader added: "The conclusion I am left with is that he [Boris Johnson] risked an outcome he didn't believe in because it would help his political career."
However, Cameron believes that Johnson was sure the vote would favour remain but he would be seen favourably in spite of the result for portraying the image of fighting for British sovereignty.