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    Twitter Erupts With Meme Mania Over Prime Minister Theresa May's Resignation

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    She was elected on the promise of delivering Brexit "for all" - but after three years of turmoil, ministerial resignations, negotiation deadlock and collapsing parliamentary confidence, the UK leader decided it was time to allow someone else to have a go.

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on the morning of 24th May in floods of tears  - although Twitter users only seemed to cry tears of laughter, savagely skewering the premier and her record in office with a vast variety of memes, which were widely shared across the social metwork.

    She declared she will resign as Conservative leader on 7th June, triggering a leadership contest that the party hopes will conclude by the end of July. A number of MPs have already announced their intention to run. 

    ​However, not all the meme-makers were so jovial — some were less enthused about the prospect of May leaving Downing Street, as it could mean Boris Johnson replaces her.

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