Has David Cameron’s decision to gamble the future of the United Kingdom left his political career in ruin?
It was a move that backfired spectacularly and led to the dramatic announcement that he’ll quit as Britain’s prime minister in the aftermath of the Brexit vote an era-defining moment that will no doubt lead to him being remembered for generations to come as the man who took the country out of the European Union.
For a man who told members of the Conservative Party to stop “banging on” about Europe in his first conference speech as leader, it is perhaps fitting that his reign comes to end with such symmetry.
Outside 10 Downing Street Friday, Cameron, who had defiantly championed the cause of the Remain campaign, conceded that his position had become untenable after a night of drama.
Though Cameron said he would remain in charge until a new leader is appointed in early October, he pledged to try to “steady the ship” over the coming months before handing over responsibility.
By: James Master