What a tumultuous ten days in London!
With the Brexit referendum, the disastrous performance by the English football team, the beginning of Wimbledon tennis, 100,000 people at the gay pride parade and lunches, dinners and drinks with friends, there wasn't a dull moment.
Oh, and the East End film festival, too.
The fact it rained for part of every day did nothing to dampen the lively atmosphere in the pubs or prevent drinkers standing outside on the pavements.
Not only is Britain now bitterly divided but the Conservative party is split into factions following the announcement by David Cameron of his resignation while the Labour party is still headed (at the time of writing) by Jeremy Corbyn, who is so unpopular that scores of frontbenchers have quit in recent days, leaving him with a seemingly impossible task in filling the vacancies after 172 of his MPs backed a no confidence motion in his leadership
|Gay Pride in Trafalgar Square|
But as always with any crisis in Britain, while the newspapers, radio and television are full of news, analysis and predictions it is in the pubs where the true debate is carried out and the voice of the ubiquitous Man in the Street is heard.
|In despair: England manager Roy Hodgson|
Finally something everyone agrees on!