24 June, AtoZForex – Just before the EU referendum vote, David Cameron pledged that he will remain in office, no matter the results. Being in power since 2010, the UK prime minster has now broken this pledge and has resigned after millions Britons casted their votes for a Brexit. As David Cameron resigns, the public is eyeing the next move of the former mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Will he take on the position of the next UK prime minister, after this historic EU referendum vote?
Public ignores David Cameron’s Brexit warnings
After months of advocating the UK residents to vote for the UK to remain, over 52 percent of the voters have eventually favored for a Brexit, smashing the Prime Minister’s efforts. Speaking today at Downing Street, David Cameron has announced to resign:
“The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered. I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain who steers the country to its next destination. I am honoured to have been prime minister of this country for six years.”
What is next? Until when will David Cameron stay?
Building further, David Cameron informed the public that he will stay in post until the autumn. In order to steady the ship. In his comment, David Cameron revealed he already has spoken to the Queen about his plans. Furthermore, he mentioned that it would not yet trigger article 50, which is the clause in the EU’s Lisbon treaty that kicks off a two-year withdrawal process. David Cameron’s sudden announcement came right after the sharp plunge in the pound, while £128 billion was wiped off the FTSE 100.
Boris Johnson to become the next UK PM!
The New York-born, Boris Johnson has led the campaign for a British exit for months, and with success after the leading votes results of the UK public. As David Cameron resigns, the opportunity for Boris Johnson to become the next UK prime minister is there for the taking. In fact, Boris Johnson could become the next Prime Minister as early as in October 2016.
What are your thoughts on David Cameron’s decision to resign? Will Boris Johnson become the next PM? Let us know down in the comments section.