Buckingham Palace declined to comment on whether the Queen has had any communication with Boris Johnson on Thursday morning, PA Media reports. The Queen is at Windsor Castle and the Court Circular recorded that she held her weekly audience by telephone with Johnson on Wednesday evening.
On the Today programme David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, said that he was “not too bothered” about the prospect of Boris Johnson staying on as PM over the summer. He said appointing someone else as an interim prime minister would be difficult because it looked as if half the cabinet would be running in the leadership contest. Dominic Raab is deputy PM, but Davis pointed out that Raab also has a full-time job, as justice secretary.