David Cameron finally gets a good write-up - thanks to his former press secretary

Written by David Singleton on 7 March 2019 in Diary

Cameron gave Gabby Bertin a peerage in his resignation honours list.

David Cameron may be a figure of hate for millions of remainers who dislike the idea of him relaxing in France with his trotters up while the rest of Britain deals with the consequences of Brexit. But the spirit of Dave lives on in SW1, according to a gushing profile of his former spinner Gabby Bertin in the Evening Standard.

“The torch of Tory modernisation still burns brightly in the hands of a new generation like Baroness Bertin,” writes political editor Joe Murphy.

The piece makes clear that the former Number 10 press secretary only seems to have fond memories of her old boss.

On Cameron’s resignation after the Brexit referendum, she recalls: “I did cry, but in truth you could not waste time worrying about emotions. I saw David in the best light ever. He just said: ‘We have got to get on with it.’”

Lifting the lid on how Cameron left his eight-year-old daughter Nancy alone at a country pub, she says: “He asked her to ‘stay behind for a few seconds’ after the morning meeting. ‘Close the door,’ he said.”

But at least she got annoyed when the former PM told LBC listeners that “too many tweets make a twat”. Bertin recalls how she scolded him in the taxi:

“I said: ‘You can’t swear on breakfast radio’. He said: ‘I didn’t think I did’. He thought it was like saying twit.”





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