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    Who started the EU referendum? Was it David Cameron? If so, why did he if he wanted to remain in the EU anyway??
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    Because in 2012, Cameron already stalled on a referendum and said that if re-elected for a second term, that he would hold one. So he had to as he promised so.

    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    Who started the EU referendum? Was it David Cameron? If so, why did he if he wanted to remain in the EU anyway??
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    (Original post by 1jonam16)
    Because in 2012, Cameron already stalled on a referendum and said that if re-elected for a second term, that he would hold one. So he had to as he promised so.
    why did he want to create a referendum in the first place? he wanted to stay in the EU so there was no need for it??
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    why did he want to create a referendum in the first place? he wanted to stay in the EU so there was no need for it??
    To secure votes?

    He took a gamble and he lost I guess.
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    (Original post by XcitingStuart)
    To secure votes?

    He took a gamble and he lost I guess.
    didn't he promise that he'd remain as prime minister no matter the result?
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    why did he want to create a referendum in the first place? he wanted to stay in the EU so there was no need for it??
    Because if he didn't he would have been branded a liar, because he said that he would since there was a lot of pressure to do so, IF he was relected, which he obviously was. We love to slate politicians but we forget not everyone is corrupt. Cameron isn;t actually that bad and it's a shame people voted leave perhaps to go against him; I certainly will miss him.
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    (Original post by 1jonam16)
    Because if he didn't he would have been branded a liar, because he said that he would since there was a lot of pressure to do so, IF he was relected, which he obviously was. We love to slate politicians but we forget not everyone is corrupt. Cameron isn;t actually that bad and it's a shame people voted leave perhaps to go against him; I certainly will miss him.
    Me too. What I don't understand is why Cameron resigned, what effect does leaving the EU have on him?
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    The people of Greenland in the 1970s
    explain?
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    explain?
    They voted to leave the EU then.
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    Me too. What I don't understand is why Cameron resigned, what effect does leaving the EU have on him?
    Well it's becausee he was at the forefront of the remain campaign. He literally said that if we left many bad things e.g. terroism, recession would happen, meaning he can't really lead the country if. If he didn't resign, it would show that his beliefs were fabricated bits of malarkey, making him seem deceitful (this would make him look bad and hence, would place his position as prime minister under scrutiny). Hence, he chose to gracefully step down. However, it's also because he was so pessimistic about leaving; as he put it he can't be the "captain to steer" our country in uncertain waters, since he's totally against the idea. Therefore, it would seem illogical for him to remain as PM, because he probably wouldn't whole heartedly try to lead the country. It's a really sad day in my opinion, such a shame 16 year olds can't vote and that there won't be a second referendum, because undoubtedly with Farage's statements, I'm sure many would retract their pledge to follow the path to an uncertain non-Eu Britain, knowing not all the 10Bn gained from the move would benefit the NHS. I hope this is quite clear.
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    Me too. What I don't understand is why Cameron resigned, what effect does leaving the EU have on him?
    It's not really appropriate for a leader to lead a country when he openly represents views contrary to what the people voted for.
    He felt that way and stepped down. Conflict of interest I suppose
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    didn't he promise that he'd remain as prime minister no matter the result?
    Well he couldn't very well say "vote to leave and I will resign"
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    Who started the EU referendum? Was it David Cameron? If so, why did he if he wanted to remain in the EU anyway??
    David Cameron. Because UKIP was getting too popular.
 
 
 
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