Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday after a months-long struggle to keep her position as Prime Minister. The decision was taken because the anger she faced from the Conservative Party which she belongs to, over how she handled Brexit.
In a statement she gave outside 10 Downing Street, she voiced her belief that it is right to persevere despite the odds for success being low. She claimed that she now understands the need for another prime minister to continue the effort. With an emotional voice and disposition, she said that she is leaving with enormous gratitude for the opportunity to serve her country, Britain, with total love.
She made her resignation statement after meeting Graham Brady, who is the head of backbenchers in the 1922 Committee of Conservative Party. She said that she would vacate her seat on 7th June. After her resignation, a party leadership contest, which will crown the winner as the new prime minister, will take place.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation announcement was made the next morning after Brits voted in the European Parliamentary elections. Britain was a participant in the election because its exit from the European Union has been delayed until October. Although complete and comprehensive results will not be released for the next few days, partial poll results depict that her Conservative Party will be punished for the inappropriate handling of Brexit.
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s position, which has been threatened for months, became unsustainable on Tuesday after the announcement of a “fresh Brexit deal.” The new Brexit deal includes some fresh measures to help bring MPs to agree to her unpopular withdrawal agreement after being voted down by the Parliament thrice.