Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attends an Armed Forces Day National Event (AFDNE) at Cleethorpes in Britain June 25, 2016. Owen Cooban/MOD Crown Copyright/Handout via REUTERS
Daily Mail: 'Why should I do the hard s***?' Cameron 'told aides he'd rather quit now than spend six months working on Brexit only to hand over to rival'
* David Cameron made his resignation speech on Friday morning after vote
* New leader could face immediate challenge of keeping Scotland in the UK
* Boris Johnson has now put himself in a good position to be his successor
* But senior Tories are scrambling to stop the ex-Mayor seizing the crown
* Campaign sources blamed No 10 for being reluctant to attack Boris
David Cameron asked his aides 'why should I do the hard s***' as he prepared his resignation, it emerged today as a shocked Britain reflected on the shock Brexit vote.
The departing Prime Minister reportedly told members of his inner circle that he would rather hand over control sooner than spend time negotiating Britain's tricky exit from the EU.
As he got ready to resign early yesterday morning, Mr Cameron then thanked his aides, many of whom have been by his side throughout his 11 years as Conservative leader and six at No 10.
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WNU Editor: After creating this mess .... he has now decided to wash his hands of the whole thing and walk away. This is not my definition of a leader .... and it is now easy to understand why his campaign to keep Britain in the EU .... which should have been an easy one .... failed.