Tributes have poured in from across the twittersphere to Gordon Brown following his announcement last night that he would resign as Labour leader, and the mounting realisation this afternoon that, as of tonight, he will no longer be our prime minister.
Here are some of the best:
@samgoodby: In other news, economic growth figures are revised up from 0.2% to 0.5%. #thankyougordon for securing the recovery.
@Bexleyheath: #thankyougordon for 10 years of economic growth and saving the economy in the recession
@Emmadas: #thankyougordon for protecting the vulnerable & the undervalued. You will be forever remembered as our best PM and chancellor.Labour forever
@lukedolan: #thankyougordon and the labour party for making it a fairer country!
@gallifreygrace: #thankyougordon for everything you have done for the country. i will be sad to see you go.
@Sean_Lab: “This Labour party – best when we are boldest, best when we are united, best when we are Labour.” #thankyougordon
@labourmatters: #thankyougordon for sure start, tax credits, minimum wage, the ban on cluster bombs, record NHS and education spending, & saving the economy
@UKLabourParty: #thankyougordon You are a remarkable man who has put the country’s best interests before your own. Lib-Lab #ukelection
@katenorgrove: #thankyougordon for your record on international development
@cjmckeon: My take on Mr Brown’s announcement: An Honourable Man Who Did The Honourable Thing http://bit.ly/aqe3us #thankyougordon
@BevaniteEllie: #thankyougordon for not flinching in the face of economic meltown,but instead leading us through with courage.
You can pay your own tribute to Gordon in the comments below or by using the hashtag #thankyougordon.