Having campaigned for the UK to stay part of the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron had little choice but to resign when the vote was for "Brexit." (See full text.)
Cameron complimented people on both sides of the debate:
I want to thank everyone who took part in the campaign on my side of the argument, including all those who put aside party differences to speak in what they believed was the national interest.
And let me congratulate all those who took part in the "Leave" campaign - for the spirited and passionate case that they made.
As expected, he ended positively:
I love this country - and I feel honored to have served it.
And I will do everything I can in future to help this great country succeed.
- Reactions to Cameron's speech have been highly positive. Do you agree? If so, what makes this a successful speech? How could it be improved?
- Consider the speech organization. Create an outline showing his main points. What is the logical sequencing?