The Prime Minister of UK, Madam Theresa May, will be resigning on June 7, 2019. Her resignation will pave the way for a contest in which a new leader will be elected. According to her, she has tried to deliver Brexit three times, but regrettably, she hasn’t been able to do so.
However, she has acknowledged that being prime minister had been the “honour of her life”.
According to the BBC, the prime minister has faced a backlash from her MPs against her latest Brexit plan, which included concessions aimed at attracting cross-party support. Andrea Leadsom resigned as Commons leader on Wednesday saying she no longer believed the government’s approach would “deliver on the referendum result”. PM May later met Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at Downing Street on Thursday where they are understood to have expressed their concerns about her proposed withdrawal bill.
In her statement on Friday, she explained, “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to support the withdrawal deal she had negotiated with the European Union but it was now in the “best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort”.
She ended on a rather sad note, with tears in her eyes, “I will shortly leave the job that 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.”