Today, Britain finally decided to leave the European Union.
The British Prime Minister, Cameron who campaigned that they remain in the EU announced his resignation come October, over the result of the Brexit (Britain Exit) referendum.
“I will do everything I can in future to help this great country succeed.”
“I think the country requires fresh leadership. I do not think I can be the captain to take the country to its next destination.”
“We should aim to have a new prime minister in place by the start of the Conservative Party conference in October.”
With a close ratio margin of 51% (Leave) against 48% (Remain), the country will automatically head towards severing all ties with the international body.
The PM probably banked on the backing of London, Scotland and Northern Ireland’s popular vote to remain in the EU. England and Wales largely wanted out.
The effects of the exit from EU has already started reflecting in UK’s economy . CNN follows a global market panic and sell-offs as a result of Brexit.
At the moment Pounds has crashed down to its lowest in 31 years, against the dollar. Nevertheless, Brexit front runners are optimistic that the nation stands a better chance with the economy outside the EU.
According to the Prime Minister, there was need for “fresh leadership”. Several world leaders have expressed their diverse opinions on the Brexit development.
Donald Trump commends the decision. On the other hand, Scottish leader, Nicola Sturgeon maintains her stance to keep her country in the EU.
This statement has sparked of high suspicion that there could be a second Scottish independence referendum underway.
German chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deepest “regret” over Brexit. She describes the development as a “cut for Europe”. The EU expects that Britain commences the required processes to officially leave the organization.
Husband of recently slain British MP, Jo Cox, believes his wife’s death could have been as a result of her stand to remain in EU.
In his speech, Boris Johnson, former London mayor assures the people that UK will still remain the powerful country that it has always been.
Boris was the face and strong campaigner for the “Leave” tag group. It is speculated that he could emerge as the next Prime Minister, after Cameron’s resignation.
Nigel Farage who has campaigned for Brexit for 20 long years joyfully says that “this will be a victory for ordinary people, for decent people”.
He had earlier insinuated that this day in coming years be recognized as an “independence day”.