David Cameron, the ougoing British prime minister, has made his final remarks as leader saying that the job was the “greatest honour of his life”.As he left Downing Street on Wednesday to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, he said: “It’s not been an easy journey and of course we’ve not got every decision right, but I do believe that our country is much stronger. Above all it was about turning around the economy.
“Earlier in the day, he made his final appearance in parliament as Britain’s leader, turning the normally raucous prime minister’s questions session into a time for praise, thanks, gentle ribbing and cheers.Prime Minister’s Questions, a weekly session, culminated in a standing ovation for the 49-year old, who is leaving office after voters rejected his advice and decided to leave the European Union.By the end of Wednesday, he is expected to have handed over the reins of power to his successor, Theresa May.”I will miss the roar of the crowd. I will miss the barbs of the opposition,” Cameron said in parliament, promising to watch future exchanges as a regular Conservative Party politician on the back benches.Cameron also poked fun at the leadership turmoil going on in the Labour Party, telling opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn that the Tories have had “resignation, nomination, competition and coronation” while Labour is still working out its leadership rules.Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips, reporting from London, said that May was disadvantaged because she did not have much time to form her cabinet, details of which are expected to start emerging on Wednesday evening.”The process has been truncated,” our correspondent said. As soon as she becomes prime minister, May will learn the details of Britain’s nuclear deterrant and receive phone calls from fellow world leaders.”Those phone calls from [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel and [French President Francois] Hollande will be very interesting in context of the looming Brexit – a British exit from the EU.”