Theresa May Promises to Resign as Prime Minister if Parliament Backs Brexit Deal

By Anna Breuer on 27 March 2019
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DSC_0304 (1)U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told Conservative members of parliament that she would step down if lawmakers would approve her plan for the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.

The announcement came as Ms. May attempts to gather enough votes from rebelling Conservatives and the Northern Irish DUP to pass her proposed deal so that the United Kingdom can leave the bloc on May 22.

“We’re almost ready to start a new chapter and build that brighter future,” the prime minister said at the Tory Backbench 1922 Committee, adding that, “before we can do that, we have to finish the job in hand.”

The prime minister’s current plan for leaving the EU would maintain customs and trade ties through 2020 although they could continue past that. Many politicians believe that the only way to garner enough votes to pass the measure in parliament is for her to resign, however.

“I have heard very clearly the mood of the parliamentary party,” she said at the meeting on Wednesday. “I know there is a desire for a new approach – and new leadership – in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations – and I won’t stand in the way of that.”

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