10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, 13 July 2016.Theresa May has become Britain’s Prime Minister – succeeding David Cameron – after a meeting with the Queen and will begin building a new cabinet.
Jostling for positions we all awaited Johnson’s departure. Boris exited his home amidst the chaos of a media scrum and a country that had changed over night. Cameron briefed his cabinet on the EU deal and announced the date for Britain to vote in a EU referendum for 23 June 2016.The tabloid Sun got involved as it blazoned its front page with the lead, ‘Queen Backs Brexit’. The United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union, he went on. EU politicians wasted no time with visits to Downing Street.And so it was on that Friday morning June 24th the country awaited a decision that would change the face of Britain and its people for decades to come. Scrambling to put my clothes on and get my gear together, I headed out into a murky summer’s morning to the home of Boris Johnson. Theresa May welcomed President of the European Council Donald Tusk to No.10. ‘You must invoke article 50’, shot Tusk, with a steely stare. In those weeks over the summer of 2016 politics had never been so exciting, so explosive.epa/Andy Rainepa05656146 A b/w version of epa05202795Copies of Britain’s ‘The Sun’ newspapers are sold at a store in London, Britain, 09 March 2016.The Sun newspaper has published a story indicating that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was backing for a Brexit on its front page on 09 March.