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Theresa May Announces Resignation as Prime Minister

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.

In an emotional statement in Downing St, she said she had “done my best” to honour the 2016 EU referendum result.

It would remain a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to deliver Brexit, she added.

Mrs May said she will continue to serve as prime minister while a Conservative leadership contest takes place.

She will step down as Tory leader on 7 June and a leadership contest is due to begin the following week.

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 quit as Commons leader on Wednesday saying she no longer believed it would “deliver on the referendum result”.

Mrs May 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 the bill.

In her statement on Friday, she said that in order to deliver Brexit, her successor would have to build a consensus in Parliament.

“Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise,” she said.

Mrs May’s voice shook as she ended her speech saying: “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.”

 

(Source: BBC)

18 Comments

  1. khuseni

    How I wish it could’ve been Uncle Diz ,

  2. BJ

    Democracy at work. I wonder if such can happen in our African contest. Muno iyaseka: ni leadership is sweet. How long will it take for us to be there? Buwamuyaya bwacilamo!

  3. Chendabusiku

    So, in fact, we will actually see the end of May in June.

  4. innuendo

    Been long overdue!

  5. innuendo

    …morally, even when you lose elections a couple of
    times, you do the right thing…step aside!

    • Mapesho

      Ours ba muyaya. Only God will separate us.kikikiki

      • Doubt Katwishi

        Couple is better, 5 times! Only them have the vision for the party. You wonder the quality of their followers!

  6. Eagle's Eye

    When is ours doing the same?

  7. Gangsta grabs

    When will this motherfucker Edgong’a Chakolewa Chigwe will ever resign? But i know cut the dick,circumcise it.

  8. Mr peace

    Apumuranipo dankha amama.Ivi vinthu nvosuzya chomene.Mungarwarirangapo waka BP.

  9. muntungwa

    Go well Theresa!!!!

  10. Hev rena

    This gangstagrb must be traced ba ZICTA for always insulting the President. This is too much..

  11. klaus

    chitotele should the same

  12. bkombe

    Countries were they know what democracy means, they just leave the office when He/She knows that cannot continue to work, But in Africa He/She would love to die in the office than stepping down or quit…..shame to you African leaders.

    • Escape from Sobibo

      Ummmmmm balya injikwete elo fya shupa shank teti bacite resign,,let me stop here kuti banjikata Ba ZIC

  13. Spade not Spoon

    HERE EVEN WHEN YOUR INTELLIGENCE WING TELLS YOU THAT PEOPLE DO NOT WANT YOU, THE LEAST THEY DO IS DESIRE TO INCREASE THEIR TERM OF OFFICE, TRYING TO EXPLAIN WHAT THE TERM MEANS AND WHAT THE TERM DOES NOT MEAN, KWATI MASHILU.

  14. Escape from Sobibo

    Spade not Spoon @ you’re right bena bamona kwati calo cabafyashi babo

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