Main content

Why did PM 'hug' MP who wants to leave EU?

It's been reported that David Cameron gave Philip Davies a hug as they left a meeting of the 1922 Committee, a forum for backbench Conservative MPs.

The West Yorkshire MP, who is voting for the UK to leave the EU, told Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn that he "disagrees with the prime minister on many things", not just the UK's EU membership. But he said that hadn't prevented a "loving hug" from the PM as the two left the meeting, with David Cameron draping a friendly arm over Mr Davies' shoulder.

Release date:


1 minute

This clip is from