Support 100 years of independent journalism.

What did David Cameron merrily hum when walking back into No 10 after resigning?

"Do doooo do dooo. Right. Good."

By Media Mole

David Cameron is outta here. Just when Britain is tearing itself apart, and Prime Minister-ing is getting really hard, he’s taking his leave. And he couldn’t be happier. This was clearer than ever today when, following his statement on Downing Street about his resignation plans (going to the Palace on Wednesday, leaving drinkies at the Red Lion on Thursday – partners welcome!), he ambled back into No 10 humming a jolly tune.

 

What is this tune?

Select and enter your email address Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. A weekly newsletter helping you fit together the pieces of the global economic slowdown. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. The New Statesman’s weekly environment email on the politics, business and culture of the climate and nature crises - in your inbox every Thursday. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A newsletter showcasing the finest writing from the ideas section and the NS archive, covering political ideas, philosophy, criticism and intellectual history - sent every Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.

Your mole has been tearing its whiskers out over the four elusive notes that the PM was merrily tooting on his way back indoors. It tried googling “Do doooo do dooo.” But there was nothing.

Not even the Shazam gods could ease the torment:


You had one job, guys.

Your mole has a few ideas, though none of them fit perfectly:

A bit of the Big Ben chime?

The Channel Four News ident?

The West Wing theme?

Black Beauty?

What is it?

Topics in this article :