The National:

DAVID Cameron has emerged from his £25,000 garden shed, leaving its wood-burning stove and sheep's wool insulation behind briefly to finally comment on the Brexit disaster he initiated.

He was stopped in the street by a BBC reporter and looked very keen to rush away – but by the former Prime Minister's standards this was basically a full-length documentary.

The whole Brexit mess can be traced back to his decision to hold a referendum, all in response to a Tory civil war ... and now a Tory civil war will give us an especially disastrous version of that Brexit.

He campaigned to remain, but was instead responsible for leading us into a vote that has brought Westminster to chaos and will hit Scotland hardest.

So, pressed on the issue on the street, as an ardent remainer, would he admit any real remorse?

He's a Tory, so the answer to that question is one you might have guessed already.

Ahead of tonight's no-confidence motion in the government, Cameron said: "I hope [Theresa May] wins her vote tonight. I'm sure she will – and as I said, I hope than that Parliament can come together and find an alternative partnership agreement with the European Union. That's the right way forward, that's what her deal was about last night, and she has my support as she does this."

At that point he tries to run off, but the reporter gets another question in: "Do you regret calling the referendum?"

Cameron responded: "I don't regret calling the referendum. It was a promise I made two years before the 2015 general election, it was includedin a manifesto, it was legislated for in parliament, I think six out of seven members of parliament of all parties voted for that referendum.

"Obviously I regret that we lost that referendum, I deeply regret that. I was leading the campaign to stay in the European Union. And obviously I regret the difficulties and the problems we've been having trying to implement the result of that referendum.

"But I don't think it's going to be helped by me giving a running commentary. I support the Prime Minister, I support her aim to have a partnership deal with Europe, that's what needs to be put in place, that's what parliament needs to try and deliver now and she has my support as she tries to do that."

May won't mind his support – but she'll probably be more interested in getting the number of the man who put together Cameron's designer shed. She'll be needing one of her own to escape from the public eye after her woeful handling of Brexit.

It's worth noting as well that these are two leaders Scotland didn't vote for.