After almost three years attempting to deliver Brexit with no success, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation as leader of the Conservative Party and therefore as the Prime Minister of Britain. May set the 7th June as the date of departure, however she will still hold the post until a new leader is elected. The scheduled date is also a few days after Trump makes a state visit to the UK.
In an emotional speech outside Downing Street, May stated that she had tried her best to deliver Brexit and she would pass down the responsibility of delivering the result of the 2016 referendum to a new leader.
As May prepares to step down, concern as to where the move will leave Brexit has surfaced. Boris Johnson is deemed the most likely replacement – a hardline Brexiteer who is prepared to leave the EU with or without a deal. An idea of May's replacement, however, will be clearer once Tory MPs shortlist candidates, which is expected by the week of the 10th June
Following the announcement, leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called for a general election, stating that replacing May with another Tory member will not lead anywhere in terms of Brexit.
The announcement came the day after European Elections which May tried to avoid and days after announcing a new bill outlining the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
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