The Papers: Cameron ‘doesn’t regret Brexit vote’

The front page of the Times on 14 September 2019
Image caption An interview with former Prime Minister David Cameron by the Times leads the news agenda on Saturday. Mr Cameron “insists” he was right to hold the 2016 Brexit referendum, but is apologetic for the ensuing problems, the Times reports. “I’m sorry. I failed,” it says on the front of the paper, which carries in its inside pages extracts from Mr Cameron’s new memoir, For the Record.
Front page of the i on 14 September 2019
Image caption Mr Cameron glances sideways in a photo on the front of the i, under the headline “Cameron: I don’t regret Brexit vote.” It describes the ex-prime minister as “unrepentant” over his role in bringing about the EU referendum.
Front page of the Daily Mail on 14 September 2019
Image caption “Cameron’s revenge” is the headline on the front of the Daily Mail, which focuses on the former PM’s comments about Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. The tabloid picks up on Mr Cameron saying the pair “left the truth at home” when they claimed EU membership cost £350m a week.
Front page of the Daily Express on 14 September 2019
Image caption The Daily Express says the former prime minister has admitted he was “clueless” about the strength of Euroscepticism within the Conservative Party when he planned the EU referendum. It claims Mr Cameron’s public criticism of Mr Johnson is a “shocking attempt” to undermine him just before his “crunch talks” with EU leaders.
Front page of the Daily Mirror on 14 September 2019
Image caption The Daily Mirror takes a different approach to the Times interview. It focuses on the former prime minister admitting getting “off his head” after smoking cannabis during his time at Eton College and later smoking it again with his wife, Samantha Cameron.
The front page of the Guardian on 14 September 2019
Image caption The Guardian leads with Mr Cameron’s criticism of Mr Johnson as reported in the Times, but devotes part of its front page to a story about former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott – a convicted domestic abuser who was knighted by Theresa May this week. It has tracked down the French judge who convicted him, who tells the paper she stands by her decision.
The front page of the Sun on 14 September 2019
Image caption The Sun leads with an interview with the woman Sir Geoffrey assaulted. Margaret Moore, 67, is “furious” about the decision to knight him and has “demanded the cricket legend give back the gong”, the paper reports.
The front page of the Daily Star on 14 September 2019
Image caption And finally, the Daily Star reports that the daughter of James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore claims the ghost of her late father “visits her from beyond the grave”. “The man with the ghouldon gun”, is the headline on the front of the tabloid.

Coverage of David Cameron’s memoirs dominates Saturday’s newspapers.

“I’m sorry. I failed” is the headline on the front of the Times, which is serialising his book.

In an interview with the paper, the former prime minister says the victory for the Leave campaign – in the referendum he approved – has left him “hugely depressed”, and he knows some people will never forgive him.

Mr Cameron says he has had “robust exchanges” with people in the street over the painful consequences of the Brexit vote.

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In an editorial in the Daily Telegraph, the paper’s associate editor, Camilla Tominey, describes the book as a mixture of “eye-watering candour” and “exasperating understatement”.

She believes Mr Cameron’s acknowledgement that he “didn’t foresee” that a lot of Tories wanted to get out of the EU is a “startling admission”.

Ms Tominey adds that the fact he now thinks a second referendum may be necessary suggests he “still cannot accept the original result”.

The front page of the Daily Mirror takes a less political angle from the book. It highlights Mr Cameron’s confession to smoking cannabis with his wife Samantha, and getting “off his head” while at Eton.

The Financial Times reports that Boris Johnson has plans to fast-track any Brexit deal through Parliament in just 10 days.

It says Number 10 will push for late night and weekend sittings if a deal can be secured at the EU summit in mid-October.

The paper points out that the value of the pound rose amid “growing optimism” that the prime minister had shifted away from a no-deal Brexit to a compromise based largely on predecessor Theresa May’s deal.

There is a totally different lead in the Sun, which carries an interview with the woman former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott was convicted of assaulting.

It has a picture of 67-year-old Margaret Moore on its front page and describes her as “furious” about his newly-awarded knighthood. She tells the paper he does not deserve it and it is “disgusting”.

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The Guardian has spoken to the French judge who found the former cricketer guilty. Dominique Haumant tells the paper she stands by her decision to convict him and his conduct during the trial was “deplorable”. Boycott has always denied the allegations.

Finally, several papers report on the reunion of two former Beatles, to record a “lost” song written by John Lennon the year before his death in 1980.

The Daily Express says Sir Ringo Starr enlisted the help of Sir Paul MCartney for the song called Grow Old with Me.

It explains how Sir Ringo was introduced to the song by a record producer who worked on Lennon’s Double Fantasy album.

He says it made him emotional to sing because it brought back memories of his bandmate. The song will be released next month.

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