View Full Version : Conservative Leader David Cameron becomes British Prime Minister

05-11-2010, 08:53 PM

Gordon has finally fallen on his sword :laugh:

BUT :ninja: there is no aggreement on a coilition. At present, David Cameron is Prime Minister of a Minority Government...He wont last long unless the Liberal Democrat actually back him :unsure-1:

Gordon Brown resigns as prime minister
Gordon Brown has announced his resignation as prime minister. The Queen has invited David Cameron to form a new government, and he has accepted.

In a statement delivered in Downing Street at 7.20pm, with his wife Sarah by his side, Gordon Brown spoke of how he had "loved" being prime minister.

"I wish the next prime minister well as he makes the important choices for the future," he said.

"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."

Mr Brown then went to Buckingham Palace, along with his wife and his two sons John and Fraser, to tender his resignation to the Queen and recommend she summon David Cameron to form the next government.

He has also resigned as leader of the Labour Party with immediate effect. His deputy, Harriet Harman, has become acting leader.

At 8.00pm the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, went to Buckingham Palace to accept the Queen's commission to form a new government.

At 8.40pm Mr Cameron arrived in Downing Street as Britain's new prime minister.

He confirmed that he would be seeking to lead a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats.

Gordon Brown's announcement came at the end of the day which saw the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats conclude negotiations over a power-sharing deal to form the next government.

Momentum swung back towards a Tory-Lib Dem coalition after talks between Labour and the Liberal Democrats were unable to reach any positive conclusion.

Labour's attempts to form a coalition provoked substantial opposition among the party's own MPs, many of whom spoke openly against any kind of deal with the Lib Dems.

This evening separate meetings are taking place within both the Tory and Liberal Democrat parties to discuss and approve the terms of a historic power-sharing agreement.

Speaking first thing this morning, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said talks had reached a "critical and final phase" and his party would "do our bit to create a stable, good government".

Conservative leader David Cameron said it is "decision time for the Liberal Democrats" over who to support in power.