British Prime Minister Theresa May breaks down in tears as she announces resignation
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May broke down in tears as she announced her resignation today.
Ms May’s fraught three-year premiership finally came to an end after she was threatened with a second no-confidence vote in her leadership if she refused to step down.
Speaking at Downing Street today, she said: “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal but sadly have not been able to do that, I tried three times.
“It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit
“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 find a way forward, he or she will have to find a consensus in parliament, where I have not.”
Ms May bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close.