British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her impending resignation Friday; telling reporters she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7 after her ‘Brexit’ proposals repeatedly failed to pass multiple votes in the House of Commons.
“Britain’s embattled leader Theresa May resigned her premiership Friday, although she will stay on as caretaker prime minister for now, amid a barrage of criticism and mounting pressure over her failed efforts to steer the nation out of the European Union in a manner acceptable to increasingly rebellious lawmakers,” reports USA Today.
“It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May said.
May took control from former Prime Minister David Cameron after his ‘Remain’ campaign lost the UK’s referendum on EU membership.
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The Prime Minister’s political future has been in jeopardy for months after several high-ranking members of her cabinet quit following her ‘Soft’ Brexit proposal.
“Whatever our background, the colour of our skin, or who we love. We stand together. And together we have a great future. Our politics may be under strain, but there is so much that is good about this country. So much to be proud of. So much to be optimistic about. I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold — the second female prime minister but certainly not the last. I do so with no ill-will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love,” said May.