‘For The Record’ is being published by William Collins Books, and will be released in hardback, ebook and audio. But significantly, the autobiography is being released just six weeks before Britain is set to leave the European Union following the extended deadline granted by Brussels last month. The book could potentially contain several bombshell claims about Brexit and the drawn-out process of the UK’s departure from the bloc.
But news of the autobiography’s release has been met with fury on a tweet posted by William Collins Books regarding its publication.
One Twitter user wrote: “Oh perfect, I’ll add it to the list of books written by people WHO RUINED EVERYTHING.”
Another said: “A phenomenal piece of commissioning. The book nobody wants from the man everyone hates at a time when his catastrophic mistakes are tearing the country apart.”
A third person tweeted: “I’m assuming the record he’s going for is ‘worst prime minister ever’?”
Mr Cameron became the youngest Prime Minister ever in May 2010 at the age of 43 following the resignation of Gordon Brown.
In his first address outside 10 Downing Street, he announced his decision to form a coalition Government – the first since the Second World War – with the Liberal Democrats.
In May 2015, Mr Cameron was re-elected for a second term as Prime Minister with a majority in the House of Commons.
But just over a year later, the former Prime Minister sensationally revealed he would quit after Britain voted to leave the European Union by a slim margin of 52 percent to 48 percent.
As promised in the Conservative election manifesto, Mr Cameron set a date of June 23, 2016 for the referendum on whether the UK should remain as a member of the EU.
He announced he would be campaigning for Britain to remain within a reformed EU, after the terms of the UK’s membership of the bloc were re-negotiated.
But just hours after the referendum defeat, Mr Cameron announced in a dramatic speech on Downing Street he would be stepping down by the start of the Conservative Party Conference in October 2016.
In his farewell speech, he said: “I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.”
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