Daily Mail: ‘It’s been the honour of my life to serve the country I love’: Theresa May breaks down as she announces she will stand down on June 7 in emotional last speech and pleads for politicians to find Brexit compromise that eluded her
* PM spent the night at home in Berkshire with her husband Philip before returning to Downing Street today
* Theresa May announce plans to step aside as Tory leader on June 7 and leave No10 over the summer
* Mrs May began the day with a meeting with the Tories’ backbench 1922 shop steward Sir Graham Brady
* She then address the nation from Downing Street to explain why she has decided to leave ‘the job I love’
Tearful Theresa May finally bowed to the inevitable and called time on her troubled premiership today – after a massive Tory mutiny over her Brexit plans.
Watched by husband Philip, the Prime Minister was overcome by emotion on the steps of Downing Street as she admitted her desperate struggle to get the UK out of the EU will end in failure.
‘I’ve done my best,’ she said. ‘I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal … sadly I have not been able to do so.
‘It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.’
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WNU Editor: She had one job, and that was to fulfill the mandate that the British people voted for in fulfilling Brexit. But because she was personally against it, she did not have the will to push forward and accomplish. For that failure in leadership, the Conservative Party has been severely damaged, and for soon to be former Prime Minister of the U.K. Theresa May a person who will not be viewed kindly by future historians. The new Tory leader will be chosen in July …. Conservative Party: New PM to be in post by end of July (BBC).
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