The National:

FORMER Tory leadership candidate Rory Stewart will step down from the Cabinet after it was announced Boris Johnson would become the next Prime Minister.

The Secretary of State for International Development made the announcement on Twitter in a post which certainly caught the attention of social media users.

Johnson will be appointed Prime Minister after he defeated Jeremy Hunt in a vote by 160,000 Tory members, taking 92,153 of cast ballots. Hunt took 46,656 of the votes.

The incoming premier has been left in no doubt about the opposition he will face from his own benches if he attempts to force through a no-deal Brexit.

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Sir Alan Duncan quit as a Foreign Office minister on Monday and Anne Milton as education minister on Tuesday, rather than serve under Johnson.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced he will do likewise.

Cabinet minister David Gauke is also expected to join them on the backbenches after the leadership change.

Twitter users, as well as pondering the potentially disastrous ramifications for Johnson, reacted to Stewart's announcement by poking fun at his bizarre tweet.