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Tory leadership candidates are branded hypocrites for praising Theresa May after weeks of desperately trying to unseat her Jeremy Hunt said Mrs May is a 'true public servant' after slamming her deal  Boris Johnson thanked her for 'stoical service' after weeks of criticism  Nicola Sturgeon retweeted favourite Johnson and called him a hypocrite  

By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:55 BST, 25 May 2019 | Updated: 01:22 BST, 25 May 2019

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Tory leadership candidates were branded hypocrites last night for praising Theresa May after her resignation.

They lined up to laud her dignity and sense of duty – despite spending the previous weeks doing their best to unseat her.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt called her a 'true public servant', a day after telling her he was withdrawing his support for her Brexit deal.

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the leadership race, thanked the PM for her 'stoical service' on Twitter. 

Boris Johnson (pictured yesterday), the frontrunner in the leadership race, thanked the PM for her 'stoical service' on Twitter

Boris Johnson (pictured yesterday), the frontrunner in the leadership race, thanked the PM for her 'stoical service' on Twitter

He tweeted to say Mrs May's statement was 'dignified' after weeks of criticising her

He tweeted to say Mrs May's statement was 'dignified' after weeks of criticising her 

The message was retweeted by Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, with the comment: 'What a hypocrite'

The message was retweeted by Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, with the comment: 'What a hypocrite'

The message was retweeted by Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, with the comment: 'What a hypocrite'.

And Andrea Leadsom said she wished Mrs May all the best, just two days after bringing her premiership to the brink by resigning as Leader of the House over Brexit.

The string of well-wishing messages was criticised as 'nauseating' by Angela Rayner, Labour's

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