Theresa May has announced that she will be stepping down as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on the 7th of June. During an emotional speech today, she expressed “deep regret” to be leaving her position being the second female Prime Minister the country has appointed. Many sources are claiming that her action was prompted by her inability to negotiate a Brexit deal after her plan was rejected three times in the House of Commons.
May’s successor, currently favoured as being former secretary Boris Johnson, will have until October 31st to come up with a Brexit plan.
It is said that Esther McVey and Rory Stewart also expressed their intent to challenge for the Tory Party’s leadership.
May will remain in her position until the June 7th date with a leadership contest to begin the following week.
She has described her position as “the honour of my life.”
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has tweeted: “The Prime is right to have resigned. She has now accepted what the country has known for months: she cannot govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party.”
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