Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cameron to Leave No 10

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cameron to Leave No 10

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DAVID Cameron has announced he will be out of Downing Street within months and Jeremy Corbyn's position is in the balance after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Senior Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson hailed the Prime Minister as a "brave and principled man" and insisted the Leave vote would give the UK a "glorious opportunity" for a brighter future.

The former London mayor said: "I believe the British people have spoken up for democracy in Britain and across Europe and I think we can be very proud of the result."

Despite the division between Remain-backing Scotland and Brexit-supporting England, Mr Johnson said the result "doesn't mean that the UK will be in any way less united, nor indeed does it mean we will be any less European".

He said the UK would remain a "great European power" outside the future union of 27 members.

The Prime Minister, who staked his political future on the result of the referendum and lost, announced his decision to quit in an emotional statement in Downing Street. …

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