David Cameron mocked after appearing to talk to tree

David Cameron hilariously mocked by Adam Boulton

David Cameron caused confusion by appearing to be talking to a tree during a post-election interview with Sky News.

The former Prime Minister, who famously called the 2016 EU referendum, was interviewed about how he was giving his “full support” to the Conservatives’ election victory. In the footage from 2019 which has gone viral again following Cameron’s return to frontline politics, he was filmed in an unknown street in front of a row of houses and stood next to a large tree trunk. Mr Cameron said: “That’s the most important thing of all, winning the trust of people who have put their trust in us, many of them for the first time, and Boris will have my full support while he does that.”

The camera then cut back to the studio, where presenter Adam Boulton looked perplexed.

He said in a deadpan tone: “Well, I don’t know why he’s talking to a tree.”

The light-hearted moment came as it was revealed Prime Minister Boris Johnson had won a resounding election victory of a majority of 80.


During his victory speech, Boris said: “The people of this country have given us tonight a huge great stonking mandate.

“They’ve given us this mandate of course because they want us to do one thing, which you all know, they want us to get Brexit done.”

Conservatives also won large numbers of seats in the Labour Party’s “Red Wall” areas, traditional working-class heartlands once hostile to Mr Johnson’s party.

But after those glory days, the world was to dramatically change because of the Covid pandemic. Parties during lockdown eventually saw the end of Johnson’s reign, briefly replaced by Liz Truss before Rishi Sunak took the reins.

This week Cameron returned to the Cabinet in a surprise reshuffle by Sunak.

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After the victory in 2019, Mr Johnson said to cheering supporters: “We believe in giving opportunity to everyone.

“We believe that talent is evenly distributed throughout our country, but opportunity is unfairly distributed.

“We are going to rectify that as a One Nation Conservative government, as a people’s government, that is what we are going to do.”


He also acknowledged how difficult it was for many lifelong Labour supporters to break with the party and cast their votes for the Tories.

He said: ”I can imagine people’s pencil’s hovering over the ballot paper and wavering before coming down for us and the Conservatives, and I know that people may have been breaking the voting habits of generations to vote for us.

“And I want the people of the North East to know that we in the Conservative Party, and I, will repay your trust – and everything that we do, everything that I do as your Prime Minister, will be devoted to repaying that trust.”

In a message to Tory MPs, Mr Johnson also echoed the words of Mr Blair when he became prime minister in 1997, saying: “Remember, we are not the masters, we are the servants now. Our job is to serve the people of this country.”

Mr Johnson insisted his Government’s priorities and those of its new supporters are the same.

He said: ”It is getting Brexit done but it is also delivering on our National Health Service, our education, safer streets, better hospitals, a better future for our country.

“We are going to recover our national self-confidence, our mojo, our self-belief.

“It is going to be a wonderful, wonderful time for our country. Our country will stand tall in the world.”

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