Former UK prime minister David Cameron has said the regret he feels over the decision to hold the EU referendum still haunts him.
In an interview with journalist Tom Brady for ITV, Cameron said he feels he has responsibility for the path the country has gone down.
When asked if the decision to hold the 2016 vote haunted him, he said: "Yeah, of course. You know, this is a huge decision for our country and I think we've taken the wrong path."
If you're asking me, do I have regrets? Yes.
Am I sorry about the state the country's got into? Yes.
Do I feel I have some responsibility for that? Yes. It was my referendum, my campaign, my decision to try to renegotiate.
And I accept all of those things and people, including those watching this programme, will have to decide how much blame to put on me.
When asked if he would apologize to the country for his actions, Cameron said: "I'm deeply sorry about all that's happened."
There isn't a day that goes by when I don't think about all the decisions I made and all that has followed.
原来，9月19日，他的回忆录《For the Record》就要出版了，接受采访也是赶在新书前做一波宣传……
However, he stands by his decision to call a referendum, saying it was "right to renegotiate Britain's relationship" with the European Union as it "gives people the chance" to have their say on a fundamental issue in British politics.
"On the central question of whether it was right to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU and give people the chance to have their say on it, my view remains that this was the right approach to take. "
He said he understands there are those who will never forgive him for holding it, but added that putting membership of the European Union to a public vote was "not just fair and overdue, but inevitable".
In the latest extracts from his upcoming book published in the Sunday Times newspaper, Cameron says the UK's current prime minister backed Brexit in the 2016 referendum because "it would help his political career."
In his interview with The Times, Mr Cameron claimed Mr Johnson decided to back the Leave campaign in the hope that it would boost his career. "Boris had never argued for leaving the EU, right?"
Mr Cameron also accused Mr Johnson of blundering in his short time at No 10. He cited "sharp practices" such as the decision to prorogue Parliament, and condemned the expulsion of 21 rebel Tory MPs.
Despite the Government saying Britain must be prepared for a No Deal Brexit, he said he opposed leaving without an agreement.
Mr Cameron said: "Of course, as a new prime minister I wished Boris well. I wanted him to get a deal from the EU that would have passed in the House of Commons. If that was to happen, I would have been elated. "
He suggests a second referendum may be the only way to break the current Brexit deadlock as he warned that pursuing a policy of No Deal would be a mistake.