Watch: David Cameron says he 'doesn't regret' calling Brexit referendum

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By Euronews  with Reuters
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A day after Theresa May suffered a defeat over her Brexit deal, former UK prime minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he "doesn’t regret" calling the 2016 referendum on the UK's membership in the EU. 

“I don't regret calling the referendum, it was a promise I made two years before the last, the 2015 general election. It was included in the manifesto, it was legislated before in parliament, I think six out of seven members of parliament of all parties voted for that referendum,” Cameron said outside his house on Wednesday.

Adding: "Obviously, I regret 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 that we've been having trying the implement the results of that referendum. But I don't think it's going to be helpful by me giving a running commentary."

A no-confidence motion was tabled by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn after lawmakers rejected May's deal by 230 votes on Tuesday.

Cameron threw his support for May as her government faced a no-confidence vote on Wednesday night. The UK government survived the vote.