Brexit news: Nigel Farage launched a scathing attack on Theresa May after she said she would resign (Image: GETTY)
The Brexit Party leader used a newspaper column to stage the blistering intervention on the day Theresa May announced plans to bring her beleaguered tenure to an end. The UK’s second woman Prime Minister delivered an emotional address on the steps of Number 10 shortly after 10am on Friday. Her speech, like her premiership, ended in tears as she revealed she will leave office on June 7.
After Friday’s announcement Mr Farage was quick to offer a cutting examination of Mrs May’s time at the nation's helm.
Writing for the Daily Telegraph the former Ukip leader opened by striking a conciliatory tone.
He said: “It is important to state that it’s impossible not to feel sorry for her.
“She is a dedicated public servant with a clear sense of duty.”
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However his words of respect were swiftly followed by a damning assessment of Mrs May's lasting impact on the country.
The outspoken Brexit champion penned: “With that said, however, the brutal truth is that Mrs May’s legacy is one of failure.
“The Conservative Party is split; Parliament is in paralysis; the country is jaded. All roads lead back to her.”
Despite Mr Farage's analysis, an emotional Mrs May on Friday insisted she had “done my best” to deliver a Brexit deal as she was watched by husband Philip and her closest aides.
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