On Friday morning we all woke up to the news that Britain had voted to leave the European Union. This has prompted to various reactions in different countries. David Cameron equally reacted to the results by releasing a resignation statement. This will put an end to his six-year premiership.
Just a year after he clinched a surprise majority in the general election, a visibly emotional Cameron, standing outside Number 10 on Friday morning alongside his wife, Samantha, said: “The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered.”
In the divisive referendum regarding how Britain will relate with the EU, the Prime Minister made an intensive campaign in a bid to remain within the union. He talked of “economic self-harm” as the most likely effect of the exit.
But a frustrated electorate used the poll to reject the status quo and, as the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, described it, “stick two fingers up” at Britain’s politicians.
“I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the EU. I made clear the referendum was about this, and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself.
“But the British people made a different decision to take a different path. As such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction,” Cameron said.
With that statement, Cameron provided a 3 month period in which he shall resign.
The Remain Team was left with shock after a 52% lose over 48% to the Leave campaigners. During his statement intending to resign, Cameron noted the top achievements that his premiership has recorded. He did not shy away from reminding the tremendous economic developments and new legislations.
He has referred to the referendum as a calculated gamble whose purpose is to silence the Eurosceptics. The process of choosing a new Prime Minister will now begin.