#Brexit Makes African Twitter Wonder What Would Happen #IfDavidCameronWasAfrican
After the British Prime Minister announced his resignation following #Brexit, some tweeters are using the hashtag #IfDavidCameronWasAfrican.
The biggest international news since who knows when broke overnight Thursday U.S. Eastern time that Britain voted to leave the European Union 52 percent to 48 percent, prompting the portmanteau #Brexit (Britain + Exit).
Since the #Brexit vote, world stocks had $2 trillion wiped from their value Friday, Reuters reports; a response to growing concerns over the stability of Britain's economy. It has created a cascade effect where the pound will be devalued, necessitating that trade agreements be renegotiated, and has resulted in a loss of confidence in the European Union's strength and democratic ideals.
Illustration by Aaron Leaf.
Tipping the scale, this development has led to Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, who didn't want to hold the controversial vote forced by the the xenophobic populist right in the first place, to announce his resignation in October.
So we pulled together some of the best reaction tweets, take a look:
This would be his response to the referendum ? pic.twitter.com/cCvPFDacwJ
— Africanah (@LynnBlaze) June 24, 2016
— 2Jays (@2Jays5) June 24, 2016
"Only the party can call for my resignation. After it holds regional, provincial and national congresses."
— Nchema (@ShottaZee) June 24, 2016
#IfDavidCameronWasAfrican he would have declared the votes invalid and demanded a recount.
— Justice League (@Lie_cann) June 24, 2016
#IfDavidCameronWasAfrican he would claim someone rigged the vote and refuse to acknowledge the results.
— CEO Wacho (@Inno_Wacho) June 24, 2016
"We have set up a task team to investigate the outcome. We'll engage all relevant stakeholders"
— Braam Lord (@iamthatguy52) June 24, 2016
— Patrick Nkusi (@PNkusi) June 24, 2016
— NyotaUnderTheBridge (@This_isTino) June 24, 2016
#IfDavidCameronWasAfrican he would simply annul the election to save Britain from ridicule and declare himself caretaker king, end of story.
— Mushimire Olivier (@OliverMushimire) June 24, 2016