A devastated David Cameron has announced his resignation. He announced he would be resigning as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Tory leader because he could not be the ‘captain of the ship’ while the UK negotiated its exit from the EU.
Mr Cameron said he accepted the verdict of the ‘great democratic exercise’ which saw the Leave campaign triumph. His wife, Samantha Cameron appeared to be getting emotional as her husband announced that he would stand down in October.
Flanked by wife Samantha in Downing Street, Mr Cameron said he had been ‘proud’ to serve as PM for the past six years. He said,
‘I held nothing back. I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the EU.’
‘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 and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.’
Choking back tears, Mr Cameron – who led the Tories to a shock majority in the general election barely a year ago – said he would not depart immediately and would seek to ‘steady the ship’ and calm the financial markets over the coming ‘weeks and months’.But he said a new Prime Minister should be in place for the Conservative Party conference at the beginning of October.
Boris Johnson, who led the Brexit campaign, will be the overwhelming favourite to take over. The Tory MP was booed and called a ‘tw*t’ by protesters as he left his home in central London this morning. He is due to make a statement later.
After his speech, Mr Cameron travelled to Buckingham Palace to discuss the results with the Queen.
Source: DailyMail UK