Theresa May resigns: Piers Morgan and Gary Lineker speak out on her emotional speech


Theresa May broke down in her speech after announcing she will depart from Number 10 on June 7.

In her speech, the Prime Minister insisted she had done her best to deliver a Brexit deal and said being PM had been an “honour”.

Her voice began to crack as she concluded: “The second female prime minister, but certainly not the last. I do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.”

Following her speech, Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan commented on her resignation on Twitter.

The presenter uploaded a picture of Theresea and said simply: “Thanks for nothing.”

While Gary Lineker was a little more sympathetic towards the now ex-Prime Minister.

He wrote: “Whether you like her or not the truth is, Theresa May had an impossible job trying to deliver the impossible: a deal to leave that satisfied everyone’s version of what leave actually meant.

“The baton will be handed on and dropped again.”

The Match of The Day host added: “We live in dangerous times. No deal creeps closer.”

Countdown star, Rachel Riley, simply tweeted: “Please never PM Boris.”

Rylan Clark-Neal took the opportunity to call out former Prime Minister, David Cameron, who announced the European Union referendum back in 2016.

He commented on Twitter: “Very emotional statement.

“So now it begins, the race for a new prime minister. Now is the time to open the doors to the big brother house so we know what we’re gonna get.

“No one will be able to sort this mess out. That’s the sad thing about brexit. Whatever option, revoke, referendum, leave with a bad deal, leave without a deal. All options will now lead to drama-rama. Hope Cameron is having a nice time wherever he is.”

Comedian John Bishop hit out at the Labour Party online and said they need to do “better”.

He commented on Twitter: “Unbelievably we are again handing our nations fate to the Conservative Party membership.

“They will pick the next prime minister from a rag tag bunch without us having a say. The Labour Party needs to look at itself – if you can not be better than this shower something is wrong.”

A new Conservative leader will be selected in due course with Theresa May taking on a caretaker role until then.

Once two candidates have been selected by Tory MPs, the Conservative Party’s 150,000 members will get a vote to choose the winner.

Those favourite in the running to get the top spot include Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab.


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