Andrea Leadsom’s rise from junior energy minister to insurgent prime ministerial candidate lasted just 12 days before it ended on Monday when she realised support from 25% of Conservative MPs was not enough “to lead a strong and stable government”.
One of the first tasks to confront a new prime minister, after an audience with the Queen, is to write “the letter of last resort”.
Eric Dier is on his holidays, but would Tottenham fans prefer he keeps his feet on the ground?
West Ham United are seemingly intent on landing Carlos Bacca from AC Milan.
With so many musical geniuses having died prematurely in recent months, you almost feel a bizarre sense of gratitude to find a bona fide pop deity like Stevie Wonder still in full effect and on top of his majestic game. Pop royalty for half a century, Wonder is the undoubted coup of this year’s British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park.
Sam Allardyce is the sort of man who walks into a packed room and immediately dominates it. If that hardly ranks as a rare trait among football managers, particularly those standing 6ft 3in, the difference with Allardyce is that he really listens to what people are saying – and with a surprisingly open mind.
Every year, when the fixture lists come out, fans from all over England pore over what is basically a run down of dates, an administrative procedure to determine when games happen, and immediately look for their favourites. Perhaps it’s a local derby, perhaps it’s a long-running feud, perhaps it’s a manager returning to a former club: rivalries form the meat of what it means to be a football fan.
David Cameron will travel to Brussels on Tuesday to explain to Europe’s stunned leaders why Britain has voted for Brexit, as Conservative MPs pushed to speed up the process of replacing him as prime minister.
It was an extraordinarily bruising day but Jeremy Corbyn was just about still standing as Labour leader as he addressed thousands of supporters in Parliament Square on Monday evening.