Theresa May – Brexit

Ag siestog, die hartjie is so seer  – sy het haar bedanking ingesit.   Sy het besluit sy “brexit”.    Wie gaan haar opvolg ? Theresa May will stand down as Conservative Party leader in Brittain on 7 June 2019.

British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she delivers a statement in London, Britain REUTERS/Toby Melville


Pressure is building on Theresa May to resign as prime minister as she prepares to meet – for what could be the final time – with the chair of the 1922 Committee.


Theresa May makes a Downing Street statement where she sets her exit date for June 7


Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.


British Prime Minister Theresa May will step down as Conservative leader on Jun 7 on Friday (May 24) after a bruising three-year battle over Brexit. CNA’s Olly Barratt weighs in on the likely contenders who could succeed her.


Speaking at Downing Street today, she said: “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal but sadly have not been able to do that, I tried three times.

“It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.

The British Prime Minister broke down as she said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve “the country that I love”.

She told reporters: “I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold. The second female prime minister, but certainly not the last.”

“For many years the great humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved the lives of hundreds of children by arranging their evacuation from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, through the Kinder transport, was my constituent in Maidenhead.

“At another time of political controversy before his death, he took me aside at a local event and gave me a piece of advice, ‘never forget that compromise is not a dirty word, life depends on compromise,’ he was right,” an emotional Mrs May said.


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