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David Cameron lets slip that Brexit is 'not a disaster'

File photo dated 02/02/15 of former Prime Minister David Cameron, who feared he would be ousted as Tory leader if he did not commit to holding a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, his former communications chief has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 8, 2018. Sir Craig Oliver said Mr Cameron would have been hit by a wave of Conservative defections to Ukip if he had not promised to give the country the opportunity of an in/out vote. See PA story POLITICS Cameron. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Brexit has turned out "less badly" than feared, david cameron has said.

In unguarded comments caught on camera, the former prime minister said it was a "mistake" to leave the european union but it was "not a disaster".

Mr cameron was talking to steel tycoon lakshmi mittal at the world economic forum in swiss ski resort davos.

In footage highlighted by channel 5 news, mr cameron was asked about brexit.

He said it was "frustrating" and "as i keep saying, it's a mistake, not a disaster".

"it's turned out less badly than we first thought."

But "it's still going to be difficult", he added.