Friday, June 24, 2016

David Cameron resigns after UK votes to leave European Union

:   PM announces resignation following victory for leave supporters after divisive referendum campaign
David Cameron has announced his resignation after the British public rejected his personal entreaties and voted to leave the European Union.

“The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered,” the prime minister said, his voice breaking with emotion, and his wife Samantha standing at his side in Downing Street.

Cameron promised to remain in post until the autumn, to “steady the ship”, but said: “I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain who steers the country to its next destination.”

He revealed that he had already spoken to the Queen to make his plans clear; but would not yet trigger article 50, the clause in the EU’s Lisbon treaty that kicks off a two-year withdrawal process.

His dramatic announcement came after a sharp fall in the pound and as £128bn was wiped off the FTSE 100.

Cameron said: “I am honoured to have been prime minister of this country for six years.”

Cameron’s team in Downing Street were shocked and distraught by the narrow win for leave, after polls had suggested a move towards a comfortable margin for remain in the final few days of campaigning. - Read More at the Guardian

British PM David Cameron resigns after UK Brexit vote 

UK votes to leave EU after dramatic night divides nation


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