UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation after failure to push the Brexit deal through. She made it clear that she will step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, June 7th 2019.
“It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit. It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honours the result of the referendum”.
“To succeed, he or she will have to find consensus in Parliament where I have not. Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise”.
“So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday 7 June so that a successor can be chosen.
“I have agreed with the party chairman and with the chairman of the 1922 Committee that the process for electing a new leader should begin in the following week.
“I have kept Her Majesty the Queen fully informed of my intentions, and I will continue to serve as her Prime Minister until the process has concluded”.
“I feel as certain today as I did three years ago that in a democracy, if you give people a choice you have a duty to implement what they decide. I have done my best to do that, “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly, I have not been able to do so”.
Mrs Theresa May resigned after constant efforts to get the parliamentary support for the legislation needed to implement the deal she had agreed with the EU .. It will be recall that her deal was rejected three times by Parliament and all efforts to find a compromise with the opposition Labour Party failed as well.. In December 2018, Conservative MPs angry at her Brexit policy launched a vote of “No Confidence” against Mrs May.
Let’s not forget May next successor will fight to actualize the essence of Brexit by so doing get the support and referendum of the parliament which systematically aids the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union..