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After Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron to step down in autumn

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British Prime Minister David Cameron

Following the announcement of the final result of the referendum in the UK that the majority of voters have expressed their will to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron has stated he would resign from office by October.

In an address made on June 24 outside his office in London, the British PM told reporters that he would attempt to «steady the ship» over the coming weeks and months but that «fresh leadership» was needed.

Cameron had previously urged the nation to vote Remain, warning of economic and security consequences of an exit, but voters backed leaving the bloc by 52% to 48%.

BBC reports that the UK’s national currency – the pound – fell to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since 1985 as the financial markets reacted to the results.

Cameron evaluated that it would be for the next prime minister to carry out negotiations with the EU and implement Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would give the UK two years to negotiate its withdrawal.

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  1. Linda says:

    dissolution of the British Isles – Scotland 2nd referendum followed by Northern Ireland joining the Irish in south (rush to get Irish passports in the north both religions groups).

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    • Walter Burke says:

      The media are screaming about Britain leaving the EU as if it were a coup by a group of thieves who broke into Westminster at 2:00 AM and stole the UK…

      There was a democratic referendum on the issue. There has been months of campaigning out in the open.

      That anger we are now seeing in the press is usually the way our liberal media handles any election that goes the opposite way from what they want. So it is with the Brexit. If it goes against the wishes of the pinko liberal progressives, it has to be a sin of some kind.

      But it certainly isn’t. It’s called democracy.

      After serving the Germans, then Russians and now again the Germans it seems to be a foreign concept…

      And the discussions about the economic fallout from the Brexit seem to assume that the UK will somehow vanish off the earth…

      Far from it. Britain will still be one of the most powerful economies in the world. Just look at the Norway and Switzerland. And let’s not forget that Britain is still a member of NATO armed with nukes…

      So it’s time for you too to cut the BS.

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  2. Linda says:

    Unfortunately, I live in the UK and am a citizen so I can talk as much BS as I wish …. the campaigns on both sides were heavily inflated with lies and as it’s only a very slim percentage between them it seems hardly an outright victory. I am waiting for all the people who voted out of EU to go to gather the harvest in, in Lincolnshire and Norfolk, etc, I long to see all those old bags with their strings of pearls grubbing around in the muddy fields!

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