The real reason David Cameron quit as an MP makes Britain a laughing stock ~ SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2016,
Following in the footsteps of Tony Blair, David Cameron has made a mockery of British democracy by resigning as an MP straight after resigning his premiership.
Demonstrably, the real reason he’s stepped down is so his financial activities are not on public record. Through the connections he made as Prime Minister, he can now make a fortune free from public scrutiny.
Speaking about why he resigned as MP for Witney, Cameron claimed:
It isn’t really possible to be a proper backbench MP as a former Prime Minister. Everything you do becomes a big distraction and diversion from what the government needs to do for our country.
But the actions of numerous other former prime ministers appear to be completely at odds with Cameron’s claim. Winston Churchill served as an MP until a year before his death, nine years after his premiership. And after resigning as Prime Minister in 1976, Harold Wilson stood down as an MP seven years later.
Many former prime ministers continue to serve as peers. But Cameron’s comment that he’s looking forward to a “life outside Westminster” appears to suggest that he’s not looking for a seat in the House of Lords. If he did, his financial activities would be on public record, as they would if he continued as an MP.