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David Cameron lets slip that Brexit is ‘not a disaster’

The former prime minister said Brexit was going ‘less badly’ than feared but would still be difficult.

Brexit has turned out “less badly” than feared, David Cameron has said.

In unguarded comments caught on camera, the former prime minister said it was a “mistake” to leave the European Union but it was “not a disaster”.

Mr Cameron was talking to steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal at the World Economic Forum in Swiss ski resort Davos.

In footage highlighted by Channel 5 News, Mr Cameron was asked about Brexit.

He said it was “frustrating” and “as I keep saying, it’s a mistake, not a disaster”.

“It’s turned out less badly than we first thought.”

But “it’s still going to be difficult”, he added.

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