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David Cameron Reportedly Told Aides ‘Why Should I Do All The Hard Shit?' Following His Resignation

Sian Broderick

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David Cameron Reportedly Told Aides ‘Why Should I Do All The Hard Shit?' Following His Resignation

Following his resignation speech yesterday, David Cameron reportedly told aides: "Why should I do all the hard shit?"

Less than two hours after it was confirmed that the UK had voted to leave the EU, he announced he will stand down as prime minister in three months time.

However, according to reports, when he went back inside Number 10, he explained to aides that he didn't want to begin the process of the UK's divorce from the EU only to then resign.

"Why should I do all the hard shit for someone else, just to hand it over to them on a plate?" he reportedly said.

Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48% in Thursday's referendum.

Addressing the press outside his home, Mr Cameron said the result was 'the will of the British people' which was an 'instruction which must be delivered'.

He said: "It would not be right for me to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.

"A negotiation with the European Union will need to begin under a new prime minister and I think it's right that this new prime minister takes the decision about when to trigger Article 50 and start the formal and legal process of leaving the EU."

So who will be the next captain? Boris Johnson? Theresa May? Stormzy? As we've learned this week, anything is possible.

Words by Sian Broderick

Sian Broderick
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