Theresa May has announced she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June, according to BBC.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May: “I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday the 7th of June so that a successor can be chosen.”
She broke down in tears as she said serving as prime minister was “the honour of my life”.
Mrs May will continue to serve as prime minister while a Conservative leadership contest takes place.
Tories confirm new a leader will be in place before the end of July, says BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg.
The PM was under pressure to quit after a backlash from her own MPs against her Brexit plan.
She admitted: “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.”
Parliament has rejected Mrs May’s withdrawal agreement three times.
“She’s gone, finally. Theresa May, arguably the worst prime minister in the UK’s modern history, has emotionally announced her resignation. Her leadership will go down in the record books as lamentable”, writes
@jacquelinmagnay of the Australian.
Jeremy Corbyn tweeted, “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.”
March 2017 – To mark the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, China Plus, together with Renmin University, invites experts and researchers from China and the UK to discuss the future of bilateral relations.
February 2018 – British Prime Minister Theresa May visits China on a three-day trade mission and meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping, continuing the so-called “Golden Era” of Sino-British relations.
The Golden Era was always China’s, and the U.K. is a marginal player. The Golden Era was not designed to accommodate Brexit.
Edited by staff