Global hub fail

OK, that’s it. We are officially no longer a serious country:

The prime minister, who found out that Stephenson was resigning just over an hour into his overnight flight from Heathrow to Johannesburg, made a series of phone calls to the home secretary, Theresa May, and government officials from his Virgin plane.

These had to be made on the Virgin credit card phones available in all seats after the No 10 secure satellite phones failed.