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David Cameron steps down as UK PM

David Cameron steps down as UK PM
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned his post in government and as leader of the Conservative Party.

Mr. Cameron said last weekend’s large-scale anti-cuts protests means his policies have lost popularity with the British people.

“If there is such massive opposition to the cuts, it’s time for me to go,” he said today in front of Number 10, Downing Street. “Our democracy is more important than a party being in power.”

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he was “sad” to see Cameron go in a “pivotal moment” in the two countries’ relations. He said France and Britain were entering a new “special relationship,” in which Cameron played a necessary role.

It remains unclear whether this will mean new elections will have to take place or if the Tories will decide on a new leader to replace Cameron as PM.

Or it may be the case that when the sun sets over April 1, the truth will gleam from underneath this prank, leaving Cameron and his government in their offices, the cuts still a part of life for the Brits.

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