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Brexit to Deepen UK Conservative Party Crisis - Left Leave Campaign Chair

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The possible decision of the United Kingdom to quit the European Union will deepen the crisis in the UK Conservative Party and will lead to the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chair of Left Leave Campaign Robert Griffiths told Sputnik on Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the United Kingdom will vote in a referendum on whether it should stay in or leave the European Union. The referendum was initiated after Cameron and the leaders of the 27 EU member states agreed in February to grant the United Kingdom a special status within the bloc.

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"If we have 'No' on Thursday it will obviously deepen the crisis in the Conservative Party, Prime Minister and Chancellor [of the Exchequer George Osborne] will undoubtedly have to resign… However, [if] was to take over from Cameron and Osborne would be in the head of the Conservative Party that was tearing itself to pieces," Griffiths said in an interview.

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Griffiths noted that the successor to Cameron would lead the fragmented party, while, at the same time, would negotiate the EU exit and face a great opposition from a big business entities.

"That Conservative government would never last until 2020, especially with its very small majority in the House of Commons. That opens up all kinds of opportunities [for the Labour Party]."

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