An extraordinary day of violence and tension has unfolded in Europe with an attempted military coup taking place in Turkey while France was still in a state of shock after a terrorist atrocity which claimed the lives of 84 people.
New Prime Minister Theresa May showed a ruthless streak on Thursday in building a cabinet to lead Britain's exit from the European Union, while her chancellor of exchequer said he would do whatever was necessary to restore confidence in the economy.
Britain is to have a new prime minister in the form of Theresa May, currently the home secretary. May will take office on Wednesday after the contest to become Conservative leader was unexpectedly cut short by her rival Andrea Leadsom.
While social tensions threaten to bring the country to a halt and the government stubbornly refuses dialogue and compromise, the labour law appears increasingly clearly for what it is: an appalling mess, one more on the list of failures in this five-year term of government and perhaps the most serious.