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To be saddened by David Cameron's resignation

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ConfuciousSayWhat Fri 24-Jun-16 11:32:41

I think he was too hasty handing his notice in today

Babysafari Fri 24-Jun-16 11:36:31

I'm not a Tory supporter at all but I don't really understand why he's resigned as leader.

He promised a referendum and we got one. He always said he thought we should stay in.

I don't see the exit as an attack on his leadership, but obviously others see it differently.

Babysafari Fri 24-Jun-16 11:37:11

I doubt he's been hasty he must have known all along he would do this.

Claraoswald36 Fri 24-Jun-16 11:37:43

I'm sad too and I'm a staunch labour voter.

icouldabeenacontender Fri 24-Jun-16 11:39:45

I agree confucious.
Felt very sad listening to his speech this morning.

LaurieMarlow Fri 24-Jun-16 11:41:22

I get the sadness based on the alternative coming our way.

BUT, the blame for this whole sorry mess lies at his door first and foremost (maybe also Osborne's - no tears shed for him lol) and I'm surprised to not to see more anger directed at Cameron. He thoroughly deserves it.

Babysafari Fri 24-Jun-16 11:41:54

It's almost like he took a gamble. He gave us the referendum to win the election. It didn't go the way he thought so he's thrown us to the lions aka Boris and Gove.

Clayhead Fri 24-Jun-16 11:43:12

He had to resign, he gambled and lost.

I think you need to view it as resigning as leader of the Conservative Party to make sense of it - they're completely split on this issue and him being leader is no longer tenable.

margewiththebluehair Fri 24-Jun-16 11:43:52

I am very sad. I think that he should have left the referendum until 2019 -until his last year of power. He has been a good PM.

GhostofFrankGrimes Fri 24-Jun-16 11:45:53


He gambled the future of this country in attempt to save his own career. He failed and will forever be remembered as the man who wrote Britain's economic suicide note.

Whatthefucknameisntalreadytake Fri 24-Jun-16 11:45:59

Yabu, his resignation is the silver lining to this cloud.

LaurieMarlow Fri 24-Jun-16 11:47:14

He has been a good PM.

I don't see how you can say this when his actions have directly led to what we're facing today.

This was far too complex an issue to go to referendum. The implications are now staggering. And he took that decision.

Samcro Fri 24-Jun-16 11:48:02

hes like a rat leaving a sinking ship;

U2HasTheEdge Fri 24-Jun-16 11:48:18

I am worried, but not sad.

I hate the idiot, but I hate the others more.

hellsbellsmelons Fri 24-Jun-16 11:49:42

I'm quite sad too but I can see why he did it.
He wanted to remain.
He campaigned like mad to remain.
He told us all what would happen if we left and low and behold.... it's started.
I'd be off too.
Leave it to the people who wanted it.
They seem to know what's going to happen so let them take the reigns now.
I wouldn't want to sort out the shit storm that's going to happen either.
Good on him.
Get out while he can. Don't blame him one little bit!!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 24-Jun-16 11:49:52

He had to resign - he has caused the (most likely disastrous) exit of the UK from the EU, and the probable break of the United Kingdom - not exactly Prime Ministerial...

SaucyJack Fri 24-Jun-16 11:57:10

I'm glad he's gone. I don't honestly see how anyone can say he's been a good PM.

JustWantToBeDorisAgain Fri 24-Jun-16 11:58:03

He's also ducking the poisoned chalice that the leave campaign tried to pass ( the exit negations). If he stayed he would forever be associated in getting a shit deal for the country and all the ills of Brexit would be dumped at his feet.

He's sidestepped that one!

RedYellow046 Fri 24-Jun-16 11:58:10

I'm not sad and you're of course entitled to your feelings but I think it's kind of expected that he resigned. He failed with negotiations with the EU once, would we want him to be in charge of them again? Also he's been vocally opposed to leaving the EU, so probably not the best candidate for leading us in our separation. I highly doubt Leavers would be happy with him remaining (no pun intended) as PM. Difficult position for him to be in but, hey, that's politics!

ArrestedDevelopment Fri 24-Jun-16 12:16:36

'He's been a good PM'

Seriously I think he will Ho down in history as one of the worst.

Have you forgotten his policies targeting the sick/disabled and vulnerable?
His lies to get elected then he tries to get his election policies deleted off google.
His tax evasion
Electoral fraud allegations which are only just being investigated
His high jinks with a dead pig

Now we can add leaving the EU to his achievements as well.

usual Fri 24-Jun-16 12:23:09

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todayitstarts Fri 24-Jun-16 12:26:28

God No. This is all his fault. His 'Legacy' will be pulling UK out of Europe, resulting in the breakup of the UK and consignment of England to the slag heap. He must be so proud.

WordGetsAround Fri 24-Jun-16 12:26:34

I'm no Cameron fan, but I was sad when I heard his speech. I thought it was a great speech but he played the referendum viciously and spouted ridiculous things. There was no alternative, but I still feel slightly sad.

CrowyMcCrowFace Fri 24-Jun-16 12:28:10

But this was always the deal. Of course he has to go.

He's been appalling & Boris will be worse.

My family are overseas & we're staying here. Watching the UK implode with sadness.

Samcro Fri 24-Jun-16 12:30:47

he hasn't been a good PMhe has targeted the most vulnerable

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