Brexit, Trump and Allepo
Brussels bomb, Paris bomb. Mosel.
Bob. Then Toby, Imo, Pat Rain, Anne Wolf, all died.
and in the greater world, David Bowie, Howard Marks, Peter Maxwell Davies, Victoria Wood, Andrew Sachs, Greg Lake, Keith Emerson.
After a month or so of morning for Bob, a road trip with Louise, woke me up.
I returned and started renovating the Scud which became the Bung. Days of Mastic Malcolm, Brains Michael, Jeronomo, Jonathan Ross (Calum – the late show),
Meanwhile, due to Paul’s good persuasion (do it now Rachel) Graham started work on the Wood Cabin. starting the cabin in the Wood. Mastic Malcolm, Brains Michael, Jeronomo, Graham and Paul.
The family, MJ, Jo, Tino, and the dogs, Jao, Gobhi, Tundra, Kali.
Sun rising into the Bung front window. Kali barking at the chickens.
Tim Peake conducts the first ever spacewalk by an “official” British astronaut, stepping outside an ISS airlock just after 13:00 GMT.
- After many years as print newspapers, it is announced that the UK newspapers The Independent and the Independent on Sunday will cease to print and become online-only at the end of March. Its stablemate, the i, will be sold to Johnston Press.
- British steel maker Tata Steel reports that it will sell off its British operations in a move to save money, leaving many thousands of jobs at risk, including those at the large Port Talbot steelworks in Wales.
Junior doctors go on strike again,
The Labour MP Sadiq Khan is sworn in as mayor of London, succeeding Boris Johnson and becoming London’s first Muslim mayor.
Labour MP Jo Cox dies at Leeds General Infirmary after being shot and stabbed as she prepared to hold a meeting with constituents in Birstall, West Yorkshire. Police arrest a 52-year-old male suspect.
- 23 June – A referendum is held in the UK and Gibraltar on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, the first of its kind since the 1975 referendum on Britain’s membership of the then European Economic Community.
- 24 June –
- The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union in a vote of 51.9% to 48.1%, in a record voting turnout of 72%. England and Wales vote strongly for leave, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland back remain. The United Kingdom becomes the first ever country within the 59-year history of the organisation to vote to secede from the European Union.
- David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister, announcing he is to step down by October, claiming a “fresh leadership” is needed in the wake of a vote to leave.
- London’s stock market plunges more than 8% in the wake of the result, with the pound falling to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as markets react.
- 1 July –
- A two-minute silence is observed at 7.28 a.m. throughout the United Kingdom to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
- 6 July – The Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq War is released, more than seven years after the inquiry was first announced, showing that the UK went to war before peaceful options were exhausted, that military action was not the “last resort”, ill-prepared troops were sent into battle with inadequate plans for the aftermath, and that the threat from Saddam Hussein was overstated; ultimately rejecting former Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s case for the 2003 invasion.
- 1 July – Theresa May is announced as the Conservative Party leader (and Prime Minister-designate), after Andrea Leadsom withdraws from the leadership election
- Team GB begin competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The first polymer banknote in the United Kingdom, the new £5 note, enters circulation.