Former PM David Cameron calls on Theresa May to listen to political rivals over Brexit

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Cameron joins former Tory leaders William Hague and John Major in intervening (Source: Getty)

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has become the latest Tory grandee to wade into the Brexit debate, joining calls for a cross-party consensus and consideration of a "softer" Brexit.

Former Tory leaders William Hague and John Major have already launched their own interventions this week, and now Cameron has further ramped up the pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May.

Speaking at a business conference in Poland, Cameron reportedly said "parliament deserves a say" on the Brexit process, adding that last week's election will mean May faces further calls to soften her plans.

"It's going to be difficult, there's no doubt about that. But perhaps an opportunity to consult more widely with the other parties on how best we can achieve it," Cameron said, according to the Financial Times.

"Over Brexit, she is going to have to talk more widely, listen to other parties," he added, further noting that "I think there will be further pressure for a softer Brexit."

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Downing Street has so far rebuffed calls for a change of position, with Brexit secretary David Davis stating that the UK remains on track to quit both the Single Market and the Customs Union.

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