British PM David Cameron resigns after UK votes for Brexit

Uk Prime Minister David Cameron
David Cameron

Uk Prime Minister David Cameron today paid the price for his failure to secure Britain’s future in the European Union announcing his resignation and admitting the country now needed “fresh leadership”.

He announced that he would stay on in a caretaker capacity but expected a new leader to be in place by the time of the Conservative Party conference.

The Prime Minister Cameron promised to try to “steady the ship” over the next months and did not give a precise timetable for his departure but said a new leader should be installed by early October.

Accordly to Punch, Cameron said “I think it’s right that this new prime minister takes the decision about when to trigger Article 50,”

“I would also reassure Brits living in European countries and European citizens living here that there will be no immediate changes in your circumstances,” he said

“The cabinet will meet on Monday, the governor of the Bank of England is making a statement about the steps it is taking.”

“We will continue taking forward the important legislation that we set before parliament in the queen’s speech. And I’ve spoken to her Majesty the queen this morning to advise her of the steps I’m taking.”

Accordly to Uk independent, Mr Cameron said he would not invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty that will start the process of Brexit – leaving that decision to his successor.

Speaking outside Downing Street Mr Cameron praised the remain supporters but said he respected the will of the British people.

“I held nothing back, I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union and I made clear the referendum was about this and this alone – not the future of any single politician including myself.

“But the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path.”

Hinting at his deep disappointment with the result Mr Cameron insisted he had no regrets about the campaign he had led.

“I fought this campaign in the only way I know how, which is to say directly and passionately what I think and feel – head, heart and soul,” he said.



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