Theresa May has promised to resign as prime minister if Tory ministers back her final Brexit deal.
It’s a desperate bid to push her deal through, and it got people guessing at who might be the next prime minister of Britain.
Too soon? Probably.
Still, bookmakers have made Michael Gove, the environment secretary, their favourite. Other names being bandied around include home secretary Sajid Javid, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt (which would give us lots of awkward news interviews), former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and Boris Johnson, who called May’s plan “dead.”
The internet, ever a beehive of activity, reacted to the news in 2019 form: memes and gifs and witty repartee.
The prospect of a general election - and the list of possible Tories in the running - has suitably alarmed a few people...
And there were some interesting takes...