David Cameron was caught on a microphone singing a happy, or sad, little song as he walked back in to Downing Street following his statement that Theresa May would replace him as prime minister on Wednesday.
“Do-do-do-do,” Cameron hummed as he walked away from the TV cameras. His ditty ended with a mater-of-fact “right”.
It might be the most British way to end a six years as leader of a country imaginable.
In a statement outside 10 Downing Street this afternoon, Cameron said he was “delighted” the home secretary would succeed him.
“She is strong, she is competent, she’s more than able to provide the leadership the country is going to need in the years ahead and she will have my full support,” Cameron said.
“Obviously with these changes we now don’t need to have a prolonged period of transition. And so tomorrow I will chair my last cabinet meeting.
“On Wednesday I will attend the House of Commons for prime minister’s questions. And then after that I expect to go to the Palace and offer my resignation, so we will have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening.”