UK Prime Minister David Cameron said today that he was in favour of a “no surprises” Brexit agreement with the European Union, after British voters rejected Brexit.
I am not a pessimist but the chances are that there is a deal that will lead to a better deal for Britain.””
It’s a yes vote, and no one expected to get a yes result in this referendum.”
I am not a pessimist but the chances are that there is a deal that will lead to a better deal for Britain.
“We want to stay there.””
I don’t want to leave the single European market,” he said.
“We want to stay there.”
The Prime Minister’s comments came as Mr Cameron faced growing criticism for his handling of Brexit talks with the EU, which are due to begin in Brussels next week.
Mr Cameron’s renegotiation deal with Brussels included a commitment to the bloc’s single market in return for the UK accepting the terms of the single currency and the customs union.
Mr Tory has repeatedly rejected calls from the EU for the agreement to be scrapped and he said today’s result meant he was “not prepared to negotiate a bad deal”.
“The Brexit process has been a success,” Mr Cameron told supporters.
“Today’s result shows that the Brexit process is now on the verge of success.”
Mr Trump, who has said he would seek to renegotiate the deal with Mr Cameron, had been campaigning in the final days of the campaign.
He said today: “David Cameron is a friend of mine, but the result of this referendum is that he’s a friend to the people of Britain, too.”
Mr Obama, who was the first US president to be elected in a presidential election, tweeted his congratulations to Mr Cameron.
He tweeted: “Congratulations @David_Cameron on your victory in today’s UK election.
We stand together with you, we stand with you.”
The president, a Democrat, also thanked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, for his work during the campaign, adding: “I look forward to seeing you as the next president.”
Mr Trudeau also tweeted his appreciation for the work of British Prime Minister Theresa May.
The UK’s Prime Minister says the result means he will not negotiate a ‘bad deal’ and that he wants to remain in the Single Market.
He added: “We have a great relationship with Canada, and we look forward the new Prime Minister to continue that relationship.””
Her Government has made clear that we will work closely with our European allies and we are prepared to continue working with them to keep our economy growing, protect our jobs and keep Britain safe.”
He added: “We have a great relationship with Canada, and we look forward the new Prime Minister to continue that relationship.”
Earlier today, British Prime Minster Boris Johnson said he had called Mr Cameron to congratulate him on his victory.
“It’s the biggest shock of my life,” Mr Johnson told ITV News.
“And I am grateful that the people have spoken and have spoken in a referendum which is a referendum that we all believed in.”
Mr Johnson added that he hoped Mr Cameron would stay in power and to negotiate “a good deal” for Britain.
“We need a strong prime minister,” Mr BJohnson said.
“The result today is a good one and we need to have a strong, clear plan and to get it into place as soon as possible.”
Ahead of the referendum, many in the US and Europe were expecting a “yes” vote, although Mr Trump has said Britain could still opt to leave.
Mr Cameron has been campaigning hard for the referendum and many observers predicted the result would be “no surprise”.
The result comes as the UK prepares to leave its EU membership, and Mr Cameron is facing growing pressure from his own backbenchers to resign over the Brexit deal.
Mr Trump has been widely criticised for not reaching out to the Prime Minsters, despite having previously visited Britain.
Mr Johnson is also facing criticism for a number of reasons, including his decision to hold a Brexit press conference during the EU summit in Brussels on Tuesday, where he said he supported leaving the bloc.
But Mr Johnson was later forced to admit he was wrong.
Mr Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, tweeted: “@David_M_C_Cavendish @Boris_Johnson I agree with @DavidCameron that Britain should remain in single market and customs union but that there must be “flexibility” to deal with the fallout of Brexit.”
Our negotiations will be focused on achieving a deal with Europe that protects British jobs, exports and jobs.
“My team and I are working hard to bring about that.”
He also retweeted a tweet from Mr Cameron criticising Mr Trump for his decision not to meet Mr Cameron and Ms May.
“David Cameron has no right to be treated