The UK’s most senior diplomat in Brussels, Jonathan Hill, is resigning following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, as “what is done cannot be undone”.
Theresa May, the home secretary, is emerging as the leading choice for a “Stop Boris” candidate among Conservative MPs who want a new prime minister to unify the party after Britain’s vote to leave the EU.
At 10pm on Thursday, David Cameron’s team thought they were going to win.
American reaction to Britain’s referendum on membership of the European Union was divided sharply along party lines on Friday.
Daybreak in middle England was warm and cloudless and full of possibilities on Friday.
“If we are victorious in one more battle... we shall be utterly ruined.”
As the initial indications on Thursday night pointed towards a narrow win for remain in the EU referendum, the official leave camp began quietly briefing against Nigel Farage.
There are few things sadder than a minister trying to defend a policy she doesn’t really believe in. This time last week no one, especially the education secretary, was talking about grammar schools. Then a photographer snapped a No 10 adviser with a briefing note on grammars and Justine Greening was forced to come to the Commons to answer an urgent question about them. “I know nothing about anything,” said Greening. “But when I do, I’ll let you know.”
His premiership started in sunlight in the Downing Street Rose Garden and ended in June outside No 10 after Britain voted to leave Europe, and there were other ups and downs along the way.