Following David Cameron’s revelation that he will step down as prime minister within three months of the Brexit vote, British politicians from both sides of the fray have reacted to the news.
Many MPs took to Twitter to praise Cameron’s “dignified” concession speech and express regret over his resignation.
Dignified & moving speech from @David_Cameron committing to honour the result & setting out timetable for stepping down.
— Sarah Wollaston MP (@sarahwollaston) June 24, 2016
Stunned & deeply saddened that David has decided to resign.
Simply lost for words. Need leadership more now than ever before @David_Cameron
— Sayeeda Warsi (@SayeedaWarsi) June 24, 2016
Cameron said he wants a new PM in place by the Conservative Party Conference in October, a decision he says was not “taken lightly”.
David Cameron just spoke with passion, honesty and dignity. He should have the respect of us all. He was every inch a Prime Minister of GB.
— Christopher Pincher (@ChrisPincher) June 24, 2016
David Cameron resuscitated the Conservative Party. Leavers will have to be very careful not to kill it off again.
— Alan Duncan (@AlanDuncanMP) June 24, 2016
Other British politicians reacted to Cameron’s exit with considerably more enthusiasm.
It’s right that David Cameron has gone. Not a bad man just on the wrong side of the argument.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 24, 2016
Yesterday David Cameron was s lame duck Prime Minister. Today he is a dead duck.
— John Mann (@JohnMannMP) June 24, 2016
Cameron easily the worst Prime Minister of my generation. The political mess he has created – and for what? – just incredible.
— Stewart McDonald MP (@StewartMcDonald) June 24, 2016
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s position could also be in jeopardy amid speculation of a party revolt over his leadership during the referendum.
Hearing rumours from Labour source that 55 Labour MPs are set to sign a letter calling for Jeremy Corbyn to go. #EUref
— Lucy Fisher (@LOS_Fisher) June 24, 2016
Shadow cabinet meeting at 10am. MPs want them to call on Corbyn to resign.
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) June 24, 2016
While Boris Johnson has yet to comment on Cameron’s resignation, he is widely tipped to become Britain’s next PM.
Pretty chaotic scenes there as Boris Johnson leaves his home. Boos from crowd too. Not exactly a glorious dawn.
— Robert Shortt (@RobertShortt) June 24, 2016
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