Peter Hoskin

Brown resigns as Prime Minister

Brown resigns as Prime Minister
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That No.10 lectern has had a lot of use over the past two days. Yesterday, it was wheeled out for Brown's resignation announcement; today, for his resignation proper. It was quite dignified, as it happened. He said that he he loved the job for its "potential to make this country fairer, more tolerant, more green, more prosperous and more just," and wished his successor well. And he finished by paying tribute to his wife and his children, who he said represented the "most important job" he could ever hold. So that is that, as one T Blair once said. The end.