British Prime Minister David Cameron Resigns After Brexit
In a shocking turn of events, British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned after the majority in UK voted to leave the European Union.
Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the nation in an emotional speech where he said he would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months but that “fresh leadership” was need.
The US presidential candidate, Donald Trump said, it’s a great thing that the British people have taken back their country.
The pound fell more than 50% to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
England and Wales voted strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland still voted to stay in. This is a very historic moment for the British people, their economy and Europe as a whole.
David Cameron said, “There can be no doubt about the result,” he said. “The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected.”
He went on to say that negotiations and talks with the European Union must continue as everything is finalized for the UK to leave the European Union. Many might assume that UKIP leader Nigel Fatale is the one who instigated the idea for Mr. Cameron to resign but it must be known this was partly the PM’s own decision.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage – who has campaigned for the past 20 years for Britain to leave the EU – told cheering supporters “this will be a victory for ordinary people, for decent people” and that it, “go down in history as our independence day”.
He called on Prime Minister David Cameron, who called the referendum but campaigned passionately for a Remain vote, to quit “immediately”.
Many consequences are anticipated including those that will affect jobs, businesses, the economy but PM David Cameron said these effects will not only be felt in the UK or Europe alone but the world as well.
There are mixed feelings everywhere on the Brexit and it’s consequences. What are your thoughts? You can start a discussion in the comments below.
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