London: David Cameron was hailed as an ‘astonishing’ Prime Minister on Tuesday as they left his final Cabinet meeting at No 10. Cameron’s team noisily banged the table four times, including as the Premier departed when the meeting ended at 10.20 am. He will now prepare for a final outing at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday before making the short journey to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen.
Cameron chaired his final cabinet meeting on Tuesday after six years as Britain’s prime minister, with incoming premier Theresa May preparing to form a new government to deliver Brexit. May led tributes to Cameron at the meeting, which was described by ministers as “emotional”, and posed for photographers on the steps of the premier’s 10 Downing Street residence afterwards. Cameron’s end came sooner than expected after dramatic twists in the contest to replace him led to his swift exit from power less than three weeks after the nation’s seismic vote to quit the European Union.