The former british prime minister David Cameron revealed on Thursday that sought the support of queen Isabella II during the campaign for the referendum on independence of Scotland in 2014 to the fear that a majority chose to secede from the United Kingdom.
The result of the query, who on Wednesday met five years ago, ended with the 55 % of citizens favor to remain part of the United Kingdom , compared to 45 % against.
In statements to the chain at the BBC, Cameron stated that, after seeing a poll which gave victory to the movement that advocated the secession, he contacted the staff of Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the monarch, to suggest that this intercede on behalf of the permanence.
The former chief of the british Executive justified its decision by claiming that he felt "a growing sense of panic," the analysis of the survey, while it was hosted in the palace of Balmoral, the summer residence of Elizabeth II in Scotland, where it usually receives the prime minister for a few days at the beginning of September.
"I Remember the conversations that I had with my private secretary, the private secretary of the queen and I with the queen's private secretary, without asking for anything improper or unconstitutional , but only a small gesture, which we thought would make the difference," he revealed.
a Few days before the referendum, which was held on 18 September 2014, the sovereign said to an inhabitant of the region of Aberdeenshire (northeast scot) that he hoped that, at the time of voting, "people will think very carefully in the future." At that time, the opponents of independence used these words as a indication that the monarch urged scots to choose the unity of the country.
In reference to this comment, Cameron stressed that it was "it's certainly well-covered" by the media and said that, "although the words were very limited", helped the citizens to have "a sense slightly different things."
Cameron, who since his resignation after the victory of the Brexit in a referendum in 2016 had remained away from the media, has re-emerged publicly to promote his memoir "For the record", published this Thursday, and in the which is shipped with several of his former colleagues, among them the current "premier", Boris Johnson.Updated Date: 19 September 2019, 13:01