British Prime MInister David Cameron have announced Friday, that he will resign as prime minister by October.
“I think the country requires fresh leadership. I think it would not be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination”. Cameron said.
“There is no need for a precise timetable. I will continue in post for the next three month.”
This took as a contrary statement by U.K.’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who then backed Cameron’s “remain campaign” when he said that British Prime Minister David Cameron “remains the prime minister and will carry out the instructions of the British people”, said on Thursday after British public voted in favor of leaving the European Union.
The non-binding referendum saw the “leave” campaign earn 52% of the votes against “remain” group’s 48%.
Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, told Radio 4’s Today programme: “Of course, it’s extremely sad news and I would have preferred him to stay on to help make this decision work but it’s his decision and I think it’s the honourable and decent thing to do”.
“He lost the argument in the referendum campaign and it does answer your question as to who is best placed to take this renegotiation forward.” Mr. Fallon added.
In Cameron’s emotional speech he said:
“The British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected.
The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered.
There can be no doubt about the result.
Across the world people have been watching the choice that Britain has made.
This will require strong, determined and committed leadership.
I am very proud to have been Prime Minister of this country for six years.
I have held nothing back.
I think the country requires fresh leadership.
I do not think I can be the captain to take the country to its next destination.
In my view I think we should have a new prime minister in place by the start of the Conservative conference in October.”