So Theresa May is on the way out.
The Guardian has the details:
Theresa May has given an emotional farewell to “the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold”, pledging to step aside as Conservative leader on 7 June and kicking off a frantic scramble to become Britain’s next prime minister.
Calling time on a turbulent three-year premiership punctuated by revolts and resignations, May said she would leave “with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love”.
The prime minister will remain in place until a new leader has been chosen by her party: a process senior Conservatives hope will be completed by late July.
Boris Johnson is the frontrunner to succeed May, but he will be one among a crowded field of contenders, with the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, declaring his candidacy on Friday. A host of others are expected to follow.
Johnson was quick out of the blocks after May’s resignation, insisting the UK must leave the EU on 31 October, “deal or no deal”, in an attempt to shore up his appeal to the right of the party.
She will not be remembered fondly. She almost lost the unlosable election and if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister she can be thanked.
The Guardian has prepared this brief video covering the lowlights of her time as PM:
It is fitting that two conservative Prime Ministers have seen their reign ended because of Brexit. You wonder who will be next.