David Cameron resigns after ‘Brexit’ vote

David Cameron resigns after ‘Brexit’ vote

SKY NEWS:- David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister after UK voters made the historic decision to leave the European Union.

A tearful Mr Cameron – his wife by his side – said the country needed “fresh leadership” and is understood to have met the Queen this morning at Buckingham Palace.

The PM campaigned to remain in the EU but the public rejected his arguments and chose to leave the EU by 51.9% to 48.1%.

Speaking outside Downing Street, the PM said he would aim to have a new leader in place by the Conservative party conference in October.

“The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected,” Mr Cameron said.

“The country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction,” he added.

“I will do everything I can as Prime Minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months, but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.

“This is not a decision I’ve taken lightly but I do believe it’s in the national interest to have a period of stability and then the new leadership required.”

Mr Cameron said he had fought the “only way I know how … head, heart and soul” to stay in the EU but that voters had chosen a different path.

With tears in his eyes, his voice cracking, the PM said: “I love this country, and I feel honoured to have served it and I will do everything I can in the future to help this great country succeed.”

He then turned away, took his wife’s hand and headed back into Number 10.

The PM also used his speech to congratulate Leave campaigners – who included Boris Johnson and his friend Michael Gove – for their “spirited and passionate case”.

Appearing at a Leave press conference, both men paid tribute to the PM and said they were sorry he is stepping down.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – who has said a second independence vote is now “highly likely” – also wished the Prime Minister well.

Those in the frame to succeed Mr Cameron include Home Secretary Theresa May, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Boris Johnson – long said to have ambitions for the top job and favourite with the bookies.

Mr Cameron also tried this morning to ease the economic fallout of Brexit that has seen the FTSE share index shed more than £120bn and triggered a big drop in the value of the pound.

The PM stressed the economy was “fundamentally strong” and said there would be no immediate changes for businesses – as well as for EU citizens in the UK or Britons living in Europe.

“There will be no initial change in the way our people can travel, in the way our goods can move or the way our services can be sold,” Mr Cameron said.

Trade issues will be at the heart of talks to thrash out exactly how Britain’s relationship with the EU will work in future – negotiations that many expect will last for years.


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  1. Anonymous
    June 24, 2016 at 7:54 am Reply

    ummm Flavia?? report to the fore. you told us this wasn’t going to happen.

  2. Anon1
    June 24, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply

    What you saying now Flavia!

  3. democracy union
    June 24, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    tourism numbers will definitely decline as this impacts both the UK and the rest of Europe . question is what will our government do about it?

    1. Sad-But- True
      June 24, 2016 at 11:14 am Reply

      SMH. The decline will be on the Backs of this incompetent and confused of a sham Cabinet that has now been installed here. When Allen was Minister of Tourism there were NO tourism investment here. No added flights. As a matter of fact he was giving millions away as parting gifts to Airlines. And also spent millions on tents. The guy is a failure in everything he touches.

    2. m
      June 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm Reply

      Why should they decline?The pound will recover.The UK is bound to start engaging more with the Commonwealth as Boris Johnson has already made clear. Caribbean nurses will now start getting back the UK opportunities taken away by the Easter Europeans. The UK imports more from Europe than it exports to Europe. The EU would be foolish to punish the UK.

  4. 666
    June 24, 2016 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Best news ever!

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