UK 23 July 2019 Rory Stewart resigns by posting a picture of two horses Neigh deal. Twitter/@RoryStewartUK It's not what you know, it's hoof you know. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Awkward Walks Rory Stewart has resigned in a very Rory Stewart way: outside, having a chat. With some horses. “Congratulations @BorisJohnson on becoming Leader,” he said, to his two horse friends, one hand solemnly resting on snout. “Honour to serve in turn as Minister of Environment @DefraGovUK, Mid East +Asia @DFID_UK, Africa @FCO, Prisons @MoJGovUK + then Development Secretary in Cabinet +NSC. Backbench tomorrow serving Cumbria. Thank you all. More walking!” Those horses are being nice to their friend Rory, but really they’re thrilled with the Tory leadership result – because they’re proponents of a neigh-deal Brexit. ...What. › As Boris Johnson becomes PM, I'm more glad than ever that I left the UK I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!