Farage almost blew it for us, claims Vote Leave mastermind: Dominic Cummings says Out would have won by 60% to 40% without the Ukip leader’s intervention
- Boss of Vote Leave campaign said side could have won by a bigger margin
- Dominic Cummings claimed Nigel Farage caused Leave to lose voters
- In the end, Leave won a narrow victory of less than 52 per cent to 48
Nigel Farage almost cost the Leave side victory in the EU referendum, the leader of the ‘Out’ campaign claimed yesterday.
Dominic Cummings, campaign director of Vote Leave, said that without the Ukip leader’s intervention, the Brexit side would have won by 60 per cent to 40.
In the end, Leave won a narrow victory of less than 52 per cent to 48.
Mr Cummings wrote on Twitter: ‘Farage and the idiots around him came within a whisker of losing us the Referendum.’
Tom Richmond: No wonder that David Cameron’s clique lost the Brexit vote
IF THERESA May wants some advice on how not to run a government, she should read the inside account of the Brexit referendum written by her predecessor David Cameron’s newly-knighted press secretary Sir Craig Oliver.
Called Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit, it provides extraordinary insight into the extent to which Mr Cameron’s team took the country for granted because they were obsessed with everyone from Michael Gove to the BBC rather than understanding the flaws in the Remain case.
I was, frankly, shocked when Tory grandee Ken Clarke revealed in his own memoir that the Cabinet had not been informed – never mind consulted – over the decision to hold the totemic vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union.