24 May 2019

Theresa May quits: where did it all go wrong?

Political Editor

It began with a pledge to fight “burning injustices” and ended in tears.

After almost three years in Number 10, the doomed struggle to deliver Brexit, and a snap general election which destroyed her parliamentary majority as well as her own authority, Theresa May is likely to be remembered among the great failures of British political history, rather than among its great leaders.

But it was her struggle to deliver Brexit that defined her whole time in office.