David Cameron sought intervention from Queen on Scottish independence

Former PM admits he wanted ‘raised eyebrow’ from monarch in referendum campaignDavid Cameron has revealed that he suggested to the Queen’s private secretary how the monarch could influence the outcome of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum,...

David Cameron sought intervention from Queen on Scottish independence

Former PM admits he wanted ‘raised eyebrow’ from monarch in referendum campaign

David Cameron has revealed that he suggested to the Queen’s private secretary how the monarch could influence the outcome of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, before she went on to make an intervention that was widely seen as helping a faltering pro-union campaign.

Cameron, as prime minister, was on a weekend break at the Balmoral estate in the Scottish Highlands in September 2014 when a YouGov survey put the campaign for Scottish independence in the lead for the first time.

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