A regional daily issued a good luck message to Britain’s new Prime Minister today with a reference to a classic sci-fi film series.
Mrs May is due to enter Number 10 tomorrow after her only remaining rival for the Conservative Party leadership, Andrea Leadsom, pulled out of the race yesterday lunchtime.
The Eastern Daily Press referenced Star Wars with its front page, below, running with the headline ‘May the force be with you’.
The phrase is used by members of the Jedi Order in the films as a message of good luck.
Elsewhere, traditionally Conservative-supporting daily the Yorkshire Post, below, was one of the other dailies to splash on the news.
Its coverage was angled on pressure for the new PM to call a general election.
The Northern Echo, below, ran with the news under the headline ‘Momentous’, describing what had been an “unprecedented” day of political drama.
The Western Mail, below, focused on the assertion by Mrs May, who had campaigned for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union, that “Brexit means Brexit”.
Pro-Scottish independence daily The National also mentioned what it termed a “Brexit face-off” between the new Prime Minister and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Mrs Sturgeon has previously stated she will campaign for a second independence referendum following the EU vote result.
As reported on HTFP, Mrs May’s local newspaper the Maidenhead Advertiser scored an exclusive interview with her prior to the launch of what was due to be her leadership campaign.
The weekly has continued its coverage online, setting up a live blog following yesterday’s announcement which it will keep running throughout this week.