Gordon Brown Resigns, David Cameron To Become Prime Minister Of Britain
May 11, 2010
UK (ChattahBox) – Gordon Brown has officially stepped down at Prime Minister of Britain a day after announcing his intentions to retire as the leader of the Labour Party in September, leaving Conservative leader David Cameron to become the next leader of the UK.
The decision decides the fate of a country that had been held up by a hung parliament after a turbulent election that gave the final say largely to the Liberal Democrats.
News that the Tories were in shaky negotiations with the third party prompted Labour to up their game with the retirement of Brown as their leader, but the final prize has gone to Cameron, whose party won the highest number of seats.
The announcement came with a farewell speech, with Brown speaking about the love of his time as the leader of the British nation.
“Only those who have held the office of prime minister can understand the full weight of its responsibilities and its great capacity for good. I have been privileged to learn much about the very best in human nature, and a fair amount, too, about its frailties, including my own. Above all, it was a privilege to serve and, yes, I love the job, not for its prestige, its titles and ceremony, which I do not love at all.
“No, I loved the job for its potential to make this country I love fairer, more tolerant, more green, more democratic, more prosperous and more just – truly a greater Britain. In the face of many challenges up to and including the global financial meltdown, I have always tried to serve, to do my best in the interests of Britain, its values and its people.”
So ends Gordon Brown’s time at No 10 Downing Street, after first serving ten years as Chancellor of the Exchequer under former Prime Minister Tony Blair.