Fromer British PM David Cameron plans ‘frank’ memoir

The autobiography of David Cameron will give an insight into family life at No 10 Downing Street as well as the inside track on his government.

By: PTI | London | Published:October 26, 2016 7:23 pm
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Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has clinched a 800,000 pound deal to write a ‘frank’ memoir about his time at Downing Street and the autobiography is expected to hit the bookshelves in 2018. “It was an immense privilege to lead the Conservative Party for more than a decade and the country for over six years as prime minister. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to explain the decisions I took and why I took them. I will be frank about what worked and what didn’t,” 50-year-old Cameron said in a statement.

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There is no title for the memoir so far but its publisher, William Collins – a HarperCollins imprint, expects it to hit the bookshelves sometime in 2018.

The former prime minister, who stepped down from the post after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) in a referendum in June, will spend the next year writing the book, which will give an insight into family life at No 10 Downing Street as well as the inside track on his government.

Cameron has said he would explain the decisions he made and admit “what worked and what didn’t”.

His autobiography, expected to fetch him thousands of pounds, will cover major political developments including Brexit, the Scottish referendum and the bombing of Libya.

Cameron had initially indicated he would carry on as an MP on the back benches of Parliament but stepped down from that post as well last month.

He recently revealed that his first job since quitting frontline politics will be an unpaid role at the National Citizens Service Trust, a charity that helps teenagers take part in volunteering.

Cameron’s former seat of Witney was last week retained by the Conservative party in a by-election but with a slashed from Cameron’s more than 25,000 to just 5,702.