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Brits Vote for Britain to Leave the EU

Overnight, the votes for whether Britain were to leave or remain in the European Union were counted, and confirmed in the early hours of this morning. With a referendum result that has shocked many, the leave campaign, led by Boris Johnson, received 52% of the British votes, and the remain campaign, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, received a close 48% of the British votes. Later on in the morning, The Prime Minister made a speech outside number 10 Downing Street, with his wife Samantha Cameron by his side, stating that he will be resigning as Prime Minister, as a result of the defeat.

Clearly upset, the Prime Minister said “The country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. I will do everything I can as Prime Minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months, but I don’t think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.

This is not a decision that I have taken lightly, but I do believe it is in the national interest to have a period of stability and then the new leadership required.

There is no need for a precise timetable today, but in my view we should aim to have a new Prime Minister in place by the start of the Conservative Party Conference in October.”