Bloodletting had begun before Liz Truss saw the Queen | News
Regime change, when it came, was brutal. Shortly before 7.30am yesterday Boris Johnson emerged from his study, where he had been putting the finishing touches to his resignation speech.
Aides, officials and staff lined the corridor to applaud him on the way out, as is traditional. Johnson stopped to thank them before stepping out in front of No 10 to deliver his resignation speech ahead of the showers.
An hour later many of those who lined the corridor received a blunt email telling them they were not wanted by Liz Truss’s new regime and to clear their desks and leave No 10. Political advisers were told to be out by 9.30am while 50 civil servants, many of whom had expected to remain, were told to