Daily Star


Cam quits, BoJo favourite for PM

- By JEFF FARRELL jeff.farrell@dailystar.co.uk

REMAIN leaders united with Brexiteers in vowing to make Britain great again as they tackled post-referendum uncertaint­y.

Despite quitting as PM, David Cameron led the calls for both sides to work together.

DEFEATED Prime Minister David Cameron dramatical­ly quit as the nation decided to ditch the European Union and build a bright new future on its own.

The Tory chief choked back tears as he handed in his resignatio­n, saying he would stay on for three months to “steady the ship”.

But he went on to say that the UK needs a new leader to “captain our country to its next destinatio­n”.

It came after a dramatic 24 hours in which the biggest vote in a generation saw 33million head to the polls – a huge turnout of around 72%. Faced with a simple choice of in or out of the EU, 51.9% of the electorate opted to leave.

Brexit won despite scaremonge­ring from world leaders including US President Barack Obama.

Flanked by wife Samantha outside Number 10, Mr Cameron delivered an emotional statement.

He said: “The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected.


“I would reassure those markets and investors that Britain’s economy is fundamenta­lly strong and I would also reassure Britons living in European countries and European citizens living here there will be no immediate changes in your circumstan­ces.

“Now the decision has been made to leave we need to find the best way and I will do everything I can to help.”

He vowed to stay on as PM until October – but experts last night suggested he could be gone in weeks as Brexit politician­s plot our exit from the EU.

Leave heavyweigh­t Boris Johnson is in pole position to take over, with bookies Ladbrokes making him evens to be the next Prime Minister.

Yesterday, the former London Mayor hailed the referendum outcome as a “glorious opportunit­y”. He said: “The British people FEARS: President Obama have spoken up for democracy and I think we can be very proud of the result.

“It doesn’t mean that the UK will be in any way less united, nor indeed does it mean we will be any less European”.

His expected bid to become the next PM will be hotly contested.

Analysts tipped fellow Leave campaigner Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May to give him a run for Downing Street.

The Leave camp won the vote with 51.9% over Remain’s 48.1% when all the results were in – which meant a total of 17.4m votes for Leave ahead of 16.1m for Remain.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who has spent all his political life fighting for this decision, supped a pint in celebratio­n.

And he bagged £2,500 after putting £1,000 on Leave with Ladbrokes at 5-2 odds just a few days ago.

Mr Farage said June 23 should now become a Bank Holiday as it will “go down in our history as our independen­ce day”.

And he said he hoped Brexit would kick-start the break-up of the EU.

He added: The EU is failing, the EU is dying.

“An opinion poll in the Netherland­s shows a majority there want to leave, so we may well be close to Nexit.”

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 ??  ??    CHOKER: PM Mr Cameron and wife Samantha show their emotions before going back inside Number 10
CHOKER: PM Mr Cameron and wife Samantha show their emotions before going back inside Number 10

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