Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

2018-07-13 21:47 EYE ON AFRICA

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Trump rocks the boat in UK

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

World Cup Grand finale; Donald Trump blindsides Theresa May; Erdogan's family business

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Ooh la la: Love and dating in France

Read more

ENCORE!

Tom Cruise and 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' bring espionage franchise to Paris

Read more

FOCUS

How sports therapy is helping wounded Syrians

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Portugal: Eucalyptus trees under fire

Read more

REPORTERS

Central African Republic: The way of the warlord

Read more

#TECH 24

Is the future of film interactive?

Read more

Europe

Caught on video: UK’s Cameron hums merrily after announcing resignation

© Sky News via YouTube | Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron announces on July 11, 2016 that he will resign from office

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2016-07-11

British Prime Minister David Cameron appeared in high spirits when he appeared briefly outside his Downing Street office on Monday to outline this week’s timetable for his resignation.

As he walked back towards the portico of his official residence, TV microphones picked him up humming contentedly and following up with a jaunty “right!” as he closed the familiar black door behind him.

He had just confirmed that he would offer his resignation to Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday afternoon and that his successor Theresa May would “be in that building behind me by Wednesday evening.”

Cameron, who has been in Downing Street for six years, resigned last month after suffering the hardest political blow of his life when voters rejected his appeals to stay in the European Union.

But in recent days he has appeared more cheerful, appearing alongside his mother in the Royal Box at Wimbledon on Sunday to watch Briton Andy Murray win the men’s singles tennis title and perhaps contemplating the prospect of a Summer holiday with his family - and without the media.

He had already announced he would not seek a third term and would stand down before the next national election, due in 2020.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2016-07-11

  • UK

    British PM hopeful Leadsom stirs controversy with ‘childless’ comment

    Read more

  • UK

    Theresa May set to be UK PM, as Leadsom drops out of leadership race

    Read more

  • UK

    Theresa May to take over as UK prime minister on Wednesday, says Cameron

    Read more

COMMENT(S)