British PM David Cameron has fallen on his sword after the country voted to leave the European Union.
“The British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction,” Cameron told a media scrum outside Number 10 Downing Street.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 24, 2016
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Cameron, who became Prime Minister in 2010, had campaigned hard for the UK to remain in the EU.
It ends 43 years of membership.
“I held nothing back, I was absolutely clear about my belief; that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union,” he said.
“I will do everything I can as Prime Minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months. But I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain to steer this country to its next destination.”
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) June 24, 2016
He will remain in the role for the next three months, but has confirmed he will bow out by the time of the Conservative party conference in October.