United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May has suddenly announced her resignation Friday Morning after realizing that she can’t do more to pull the UK out of the European Union.
“It’s been the honour of my life to serve the country I love” Theresa said breaking down into tears adding that she will stand down on June 7 as head of the conservatives.
Her resignation comes after Theresa’s last-ditch effort to get her EU deal through the Commons backfired spectacularly.
Tories were up in arms and the Cabinet mounted an open revolt after she offered MPs a vote on holding a second referendum and joining a temporary customs union with the EU.
The PM humiliatingly pulled her Withdrawal Agreement Bill – known as WAB – yesterday after seemingly accepting the inevitable.
Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the powerful Tory 1922 committee, met her in No10 Downing street this morning.
He had been instructed by Tory back benchers to enforce an exit date if Theresa refused to volunteer one, with MPs threatening to change party rules to allow a fresh no-confidence vote.
Several reactions are now pouring in from different politicians and leaders across the globe.
Jeremy Corbyn the Leader of Labour Party in the UK said in a tweet , “Theresa May is right to resign. She’s now accepted what the country’s known for months: she can’t govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party.”
“Whoever becomes the new Tory leader must let the people decide our country’s future, through an immediate General Election,” Jeremy said.
Meanwhile, for Boris Johnson , MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, his words to Theresa after her resignation will also keep ringing in the minds of the deeply divided parliament.
“A very dignified statement from Theresa May. Thank you for your stoical service to our country and the Conservative Party. It is now time to follow her urgings: to come together and deliver Brexit.”
Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage tweeted, ‘It is difficult not to feel for Mrs May, but politically she misjudged the mood of the country and her party. Two Tory leaders have now gone whose instincts were pro-EU. Either the party learns that lesson or it dies.’
Insider Dig Up
Nearly seven out of ten Tory voters said the reason they did not intend to vote for Mrs May yesterday was because of her failure to deliver Brexit. Calls for her to step down were backed by 57% cent of Conservatives with 25% against.
With the Tory leadership contest about to begin, most of the party’s supporters appear to have already decided that former Foreign Secretary Johnson is the best person to revive their dismal ratings and sort out the Brexit chaos.
A total of 36 per cent of Conservatives said he should be next leader, with Home Secretary Sajid Javid a distant second on nine per cent, followed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove on seven and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on five.
The highest placed women candidates are Andrea Leadsom, who resigned from the Cabinet on Wednesday, and fellow Brexiteer, former TV presenter Esther McVey.