Palace hits out after former PM claims he urged Queen to intervene in Scotland independence poll

Mail Online | 9/19/2019 | Jason Groves;Rebecca English for the Daily Mail
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David Cameron angered the Queen yesterday after boasting that he leaned on her to intervene in the Scottish independence referendum.

In an unprecedented royal rebuke last night, Palace officials said that the former prime minister had caused Her Majesty ‘an amount of displeasure’ with his claim.

Mr - Cameron - TV - Documentary - Memoirs

It came after Mr Cameron revealed, in a TV documentary to promote his memoirs, that he held discussions with the Royal household during the referendum campaign and suggested the Queen could boost the case for Scotland to remain in the UK.

He suggested that even a ‘raising of the eyebrow’ would make a difference.

Revelation - Row - Scottish - National - Party

The revelation immediately triggered a political row, with the Scottish National Party crying foul over Mr Cameron’s attempt to ‘manipulate the head of state’ during the bitterly fought referendum battle.

Within a few hours, the former prime minister was left embarrassed after Palace sources made clear there was intense irritation at his decision to breach the protocol governing conversations with the Queen and her senior advisors, conversations which prime ministers are expected to take to the grave.

Row - Result - BBC - Documentary - Release

The row was the result of a BBC documentary timed to coincide with the release of the former prime minister’s memoirs.

In it Mr Cameron claimed the Queen was...
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