British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to resign if MPs agree to back her twice-declined Brexit deal
In the midst of chaos and delay, British PM Theresa May has now vowed to step down from her premiership. The PM is willing to put in her resignation if the MPs agree to back her Brexit deal. The deal has previously been rejected twice.
Addressing a meeting at the Parliament, PM May said, “I have heard very clearly the mood of the parliamentary party.”
She further added, “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.”
As the Conservative Party PM offered to step down, the opposition remained uncertain. Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party witnessed division around backing a second referendum on Brexit.
On Wednesday, MPs rejected all of the eight alternate options, presented in place of May’s Brexit deal. The eight alternatives included a second referendum, no deal, and a customs union.
Parliamentary Speaker, John Bercow asserted, “It demonstrates that there is not easy option here, that there is no easy way forward.”
On Saturday, a million people took to the streets to demand a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the EU. There have also been talks of ousting PM May.
Prime Minister May has since affirmed, “I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party.”
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