Samantha Cameron toasted Downing Street exit with ‘beer and a few rollies’ after husband David quit as PM

Samantha Cameron toasted Downing Street exit with ‘beer and a few rollies’ after husband David quit as PM

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SAMANTHA Cameron enjoyed “a beer and a few rollies” after husband David quit as Prime Minister and they packed up to leave Downing Street.

The wife of the former Conservative leader, 48, confessed to This Morning: “I was dancing around our kitchen. Actually, I’d had a beer and a few rollies – it was the weekend.

Samantha Cameron marked leaving Downing St with a beer and a few rollies
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The Camerons appeared on This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughy
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“It was a three day marathon of packing with a couple of friends.”

Then Mrs Cameron revealed that she was interrupted by the then incoming leader Theresa May who had popped over to look around the place.

David Cameron resigned as the Prime Minister on June 24, 2016 just hours after the result of the EU referendum had been announced.

Appearing on the show alongside his wife, Mr Cameron praised his wife for organising their departure.

He told presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: “Sam was brilliant at moving out and finding somewhere to go and keeping the family sorted.”


Speaking about his decision to quit after he had campaigned to remain in the EU, he said: “I just felt I’d have no credibility if I’d stayed and we’d need have a new Prime Minister.

“But I didn’t think I’d be leaving in a few day I thought I’d have three months.

“I hated leaving the job I loved and the country I loved.”

He added: “It was a huge decision, but the referendum didn’t come from nowhere we’d had promises of referendums and treaties and changes for years.

“I think people were frustrated the last time we voted on it for 40 years ago when there were eight members.

“I accept my responsibility for holding a referendum and losing a referendum – because I wanted us to stay – and for the difficult consequences that followed.

“I wanted to keep a promise I made to give people the choice, to stay in a reformed Europe, or if they wanted to leave.”

The couple appeared on the show on the day Mr Cameron’s memoirs of his life in politics, For the Record, was published, which saw the former leader attack former allies such as Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.

I accept my responsibility for holding a referendum and losing a referendum – because I wanted us to stay – and for the difficult consequences that followed

David Cameron on This Morning

In the TV interview Mr Cameron tried to mend some broken fences.

While he wished Mr Johnson well as the new PM and with his dealings with the EU, he said: “If people in Parliament had voted for the deal Theresa May put together we’d have Brexited by now and perhaps we’d have more certainty.”

He also admitted he wanted to patch up things with his old friend Mr Gove after the pair fell out over their disagreements on Brexit.

In his book, Mr Cameron attacked Mr Gove for backing the Leave campaign ahead of the 2016 referendum, accusing him of betrayal.

He said he was shocked by the “ferocity and mendacity” of his attacks and accused him of being “an ambassador for the post-truth age”.

But Mr Cameron has now hinted he is ready to patch things up with his former friend.

Asked if he would like to rekindle the friendship, he said: “I want to try. I think the difficulty has just been that, Michael was a very, very close member of the team.

“He was so central to my thinking on education reform and other things, and so watching what happened next was very painful and I did in some ways thought he’d become quite a different person in all of it. But as I say, life goes on.”

Yesterday Mr Cameron had hit out at The Guardian over its editorial which discussed his “privileged pain” over the death of his six-year-old son.

Speaking on LBC, he said:  “There is no privilege in holding your eldest born child in your arms as their life drains away.

“Death knows no privilege… from the little I saw of it [the editorial] I couldn’t understand what it was trying to say.”

David Cameron hinted he wanted to patch things up with his former close pal Michael Gove
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Samantha Cameron said she was dancing in the kitchen of Number 10 when Theresa May walked in
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Michael Gove, pictured, had been close friends with David Cameron but they fell out over Brexit
David Cameron praised his wife for sorting out their swift departure from Downing St
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