Amidst sorrow and joy, David Cameron leaves, welcome Theresa May!


On June 24th this year the British Public had created history by voting in favour of exiting the EU also come to be known as BREXIT.

The man at the helm of affairs trying hard to steer his people away from the Brexit was the Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron. As the results were announced that day, he seemed to take it as a personal failure as a PM and announced his decision to step down.

His decison left alot of speculation as to who would step into his shoes. Until Monday this week, it was a two way fight between Conservative leaders Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May. However as the day progressed Ms Leadsom gave up and it was clear that Theresa May was going to be the new Prime Minister of the UK. David Cameron anoounced that he would resign in the next couple of days.

Here are excerpts of his farewell speech:

David Cameron said that he had left the economy “immeasurably stronger” before stepping down as Prime Minister.

In his final words, Mr Cameron listed job creation, cutting the deficit and gay marriage among the key achievements of his premiership, saying the economy is “immeasurably stronger” than when he took office six years ago.

“It has not been an easy journey and of course we have not got every decision right, but I do believe that our country is much stronger,” he said.

David Cameron speaks before leaving Downing Street for the last time

In his final words outside Downing Street, he described his role as “greatest honour of my life”

Accompanied by his wife and three children, he then left No 10 for the last time as Prime Minister and travelled to Buckingham Palace, where he formally offered his resignation to the Queen.

David Cameron and his wife and children waving at Downing Street

David Cameron and his wife and children waving at Downing Street

Just moments after the former Conservative leader’s departure, a car carrying the new Conservative leader arrived at the Palace.

Theresa May held a meeting with the Queen, where she was appointed the Monarch’s 13th Prime Minister.


David Cameron leaves Downing Street for last time as prime minister

The Cameron family making their way to Buckingham Palace

Surrounded by his family, he thanked his three children and his wife Samantha, who he described as the “love of my life,” who has “kept me vaguely sane.”

He went on to endorse Mrs May, saying he is “delighted that for the second time in British history the new Prime Minister will be a woman and once again, a Conservative.”

David Cameron changed his Twitter profile within minutes of stepping down

David Cameron changed his Twitter profile within minutes of stepping down

“I believe Theresa will provide strong and stable leadership in fulfilling the Conservative Manifesto on which we were elected, and I wish her well in negotiating the best possible terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union,” he said.

He concluded: “It has been the greatest honour of my life to serve our country as Prime Minister over these last six years, and to serve as leader of my party for almost eleven years.

“And as we leave for the last time, my only wish is continued success for this great country that I love so very much.”

It is unclear where he and his family were heading next.

Earlier, Mr Cameron held a final rowdy and mainly good humoured Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.

He signed off, saying: “Nothing is impossible. I was the future once.”

(Image courtesy: Sky news)



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