David Cameron reveals he was ‘delighted’ by the Queen’s dramatic and controversial intervention within the Scottish referendum in 2014 when she urged the nation to ‘suppose very fastidiously’ about staying in or leaving the UK
- The monarch made a shock plea only a week earlier than the September 2014 vote
- The No marketing campaign went on to win the vote 55 per cent to 45 per cent
- Mr Cameron wrote of this intervention: ‘I was delighted’.
By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline
Revealed: 05:28 EDT, 15 September 2019 | Up to date: 05:39 EDT, 15 September 2019
David Cameron was ‘delighted’ when the Queen made a dramatic and controversial intervention within the Scottish independence marketing campaign, his memoir reveals in the present day.
The monarch made a shock plea to Scots to ‘think very carefully’ about how they might vote, only a week earlier than the September 2014 referendum.
The No marketing campaign went on to win the vote 55 per cent to 45 per cent.
In his new e book Mr Cameron talked about visiting the ‘completely charming’ Queen at her Scottish property, Balmoral, per week earlier, have been she and the Duke of Edinburgh ‘gingerly asked questions’ concerning the vote with out expressing ‘too strong an opinion’.
His go to coincided with a ballot which discovered a ‘yes’ vote for independence was main within the polls.
The Queen making her shock comment to a member of the general public at Crathie Church close to her Balmoral Property in 2014
Mr Cameron (pictured with the Queen in 2010) mentioned he was delighted when she spoke out concerning the Scottish independence referendum, which he was in peril of dropping
However only a week later the Queen walked over to a 40-strong crowd of well-wishers at Crathie Kirk in response to 1 who had shouted out concerning the referendum.
She then advised a member of the general public: ‘I hope everybody thinks very carefully about the referendum this week.’
Mr Cameron wrote of this intervention: ‘I was delighted’.
SNP chief Alex Salmond stop after dropping the independence referendum by 55 per cent to 45 per cent in 2014. He was changed by Nicola Sturgeon
Every week after the vote the Queen issued an ‘unprecedented’ plea to the nation to ‘come together’ and try for a really uk.
From Balmoral, she acknowledged the rancor of latest days however urged folks to place apart their ‘strongly-held’ opinions for the sake of unity.
Her assertion, issued after then SNP chief Alex Salmond resigned, was additionally a transparent message to politicians attempting to appease voters on each side of the border.
Urging the nation to return collectively ‘in a spirit of mutual respect and support’, she implored them to work ‘constructively for the future of Scotland and indeed all parts of this country’.
The Queen made clear her personal deep-seated affection for the Scots, including: ‘My family and I will do all we can to help and support you.’