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THERESA May is clinging on to power. Boris Johnson has declared his intention to challenge her for the Tory leadership. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is riding high in the polls. The UK is sleepwalking through crisis after crisis – dragging Scotland with it.

It’s time to stop and reflect how the Conservatives, and indeed the UK, got into this mess.

Thankfully, the mastermind behind much of the current malaise is about to reveal all.

That’s right, the man who pulled the pin on the Brexit grenade, then stepped back to enjoy the fireworks from his £25,000 garden shed, is releasing his autobiography.

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The title of David Cameron’s book, For The Record, conveys a slightly guilty tone, like that of someone who delved his country into an unprecedented political crisis in a misguided attempt to solve an internal party dispute.

There is little hint of reticence from the man himself, however, with publishers saying he will "for the first time, give his perspective on the EU referendum and his views on the future of Britain's place in the world in the light of Brexit".

The Jouker is very grateful that Cameron has found the time out from his hectic after dinner speech schedule to ponder the consequences of leaving the EU. Perhaps it would have been a useful exercise before the referendum, but hey, nobody’s perfect.

Or are they?

It seems Cameron is as close to perfection as can be expected of a politician, if the promotion for his book is to believed.

“In For the Record, he will explain how the governments he led transformed the UK economy while implementing a modern, compassionate agenda that included reforming education and welfare, legalising gay marriage, honouring the UK's commitment to overseas aid and spearheading environmental policies,” the statement reads.

It's a useful reminder of Cameron’s other magnificent achievements. How could we forget the marvels of austerity implemented by his Tory government?

Not only did they help inflict suffering on society’s most disadvantaged members, they were also directly linked with the Leave victory in the Brexit referendum by economist Thiemo Fetzer in a study published last year. Bravo, David!

The book will be released on September 19 – a month before the October 31 deadline given to the UK Government to pass a Brexit deal in Parliament.

Only then will Cameron's unparalleled legacy be truly cemented.