Plan for Britain? Error messages blight new government website

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a news conference during the EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s new “Plan for Britain” website stopped working on Thursday shortly after its launch, offering error messages in place of her vision for the country’s future outside the European Union.

The broken website became one of the most talked about topics among British users of Twitter, many of whom joked that the breakdown was emblematic of the government’s Brexit plans.

“Just tried to look at the ‘Plan for Britain’ website. It is broken. No words,” tweeted David Lammy, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour party.

“I would imagine point one in the Plan for Britain is to have a functioning website. Oops,” wrote Twitter user Josh, @SurreyCricBlog.

A government spokeswoman said problems in hosting the site were quickly resolved. It was working again as of 1430 ET.

“The Plan for Britain website outlines the four pillars of the Government’s plan for the country to deliver a brighter future and to make Britain a country that works for everyone,” the spokeswoman said in an emailed comment.

Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Robin Pomeroy