David Cameron should stay to implement Brexit decision: Vote Leave chief Matthew Elliott

By: | Published: June 24, 2016 11:13 AM

No member state has ever left and Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets out how a state can exit the bloc, offers little detail.

There is no need to implement Article 50 straight away - in fact it would be foolish to do so, said Matthew Elliot. (Reuters)There is no need to implement Article 50 straight away – in fact it would be foolish to do so, said Matthew Elliott. (Reuters)

There is little appetite among the majority of Conservative lawmakers to depose Prime Minister David Cameron who should now prepare to negotiate Britain’s exit from the European Union, Vote Leave chief Matthew Elliott told Reuters.

“I can detect little appetite among Conservative MPs for the prime minister to go: the vast majority want him to be the one who stays in place and implements this decision,” Elliott, who is not a lawmaker, said of Britain’s vote to leave the EU.

“There is no need to implement Article 50 straight away – in fact it would be foolish to do so. The best thing is to take stock of this, for the PM to talk with cabinet colleagues, with parliament and other member states.”

No member state has ever left and Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets out how a state can exit the bloc, offers little detail.

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