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On May 24 2019, Theresa May confirmed that she would be resigning as prime minister on June 7 with a new PM to be in place at the end of July.
May's dramatic announcement comes after a turbulent week in Westminster after plans to bring her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement back to the Commons was met with strong opposition.
The Tory leader expressed her disappointment on not being able to implement Brexit during her tenure and touched on other major issues that affected her premiership
As she was wrapping up her speech she called it the 'honour of my life' to 'serve the country I love' before her voice broke with emotion and she left the lectern to return to Downing Street.
There is no escaping the many failings and criticisms that May received during her time as prime minister but away from that she did give something back to the country and those were memes.
Since taking on the role in summer 2016, May has been an unprecedented source of memes and to mark her resignation today here are some of her finest.
#theresamaystatement #StrongAndStable #Brexit #RevokeArticle50 https://t.co/ytmHpb4Q9Y — HappyToast ★ (@HappyToast ★)
Found what Merkel and May were laughing at...
(H/t ipad pic @JamesERothwell) https://t.co/I9hQ32X4xg — Asa Bennett (@Asa Bennett)
@theresa_may WHAT A SAVE https://t.co/wgJLA4TANq — Ben ⭐️⭐️ (@Ben ⭐️⭐️)
Someone's gearing up for next year's #StrictlyComeDancing https://t.co/wTjQQ0Em1z — David Lammy (@David Lammy)
Theresa May's entrance dance into the Conservative Party Conference. https://t.co/BB3NwVJTaY — Scott Bryan (@Scott Bryan)
Who's got some gaffer tape? Watch the letter F... https://t.co/gmG0FNPgaP — Dominic Casciani (@Dominic Casciani)
We now go live to the aye lobby https://t.co/wKGXjIhnQb — James Felton (@James Felton)
Me: Theresa May must resign
*Lee Nelson does a publicity stunt against her*
Me: *gets "Theresa May 4 Ever" tattoo* — alex kealy (@alex kealy)
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