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24 May 2019updated 23 Jun 2021 6:42am

“Soft Brexit is dead”: the internet responds to May’s resignation

By New Statesman

Theresa May announced this morning that she will resign as Conservative leader on 7 June. She will remain Prime Minister until a new leader is chosen by Tory members.

“She did her utmost”, writes Andrea Leadsom, who resigned from May’s cabinet on Wednesday

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“The new Tory leader must let the people decide”, writes Jeremy Corbyn

“I know how painful it is to accept that your time is up”, writes May’s predecessor

“It’s time… to come together and deliver Brexit”, urges Boris Johnson

Nicola Sturgeon makes her feelings known on the leadership contest

David Lammy reflects on May’s “doomed” premiership

While Maya Goodfellow points to May’s legacy as home secretary

The resignation speech brought staff to tears

While elsewhere, Steve Bannon and George Galloway reportedly embraced at the news

“Soft Brexit”, writes Paul Mason, “is dead”