Theresa May to resign as prime minister - BBC News

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

In an emotional statement in Downing Street Mrs May said she had "done my best" to honour the 2016 EU referendum result.

It would remain a matter of "deep regret" that she had been unable to deliver Brexit, she added.

But a new PM was "in the best interests of the country".




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I've always said it to people. June is the end of May. lol

Author — TheCommenter

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*Theresa May left the chat*
Boris Johnson: Anyone up for a Brexit later tonight lads🍻

Author — Joseph Gonzalez

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Hey May three months since you've been gone and you're no longer the worst pm. Good for you.

Author — Evan Bernard

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I was waiting for "unfortunately I was unable to deliver breakfast"

Author — samtrue3

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So June really is the end of May. Very poetic...

Author — prenders mack

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I feel sorry for her. She stepped in during a very difficult time. I don’t necessarily agree with everything she’s done/ hasn’t done. However she is a good person.

Author — Belle Booth

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As a Dutchman, I really wonder why you Brits seem to hate her so much? She was given an impossible job but managed to get a deal with the EU, but the house refused to accept it and May was blamed again. Do you actually think she had a chance of making the electorate happy? The attacks all seem a bit unreasonable. Just curious..

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Whether you like her or hate her, the truth remains that in her time in number 10 she was given one of most difficult tasks and although she did not succeed, she still deserves the respect for her efforts. Brexit is a land mark in British politics and I'm unsure who could actually pull it off with a good deal..

I hope for a better future whatever the outcome.

Author — Dark light legacy Xx

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Teacher: Have you done your homework?
Me: 0:59

Author — Leafy Jujubar

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June 7th is my birthday. My mum said it's my birthday present 😂

Author — honey xbearxtae

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The Jeremy Kyle Show felt somewhat responsible for one person's suicide and is taken down immediately. The Tories drive thousands to suicide and are still in power.

Author — Alister Munro

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I just came here to see the comments 🤣😭😭

Author — xaishamx ?

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Great lady . Had to do the impossible bring a bunch of pompous dithering twits together.
Ten times better than Boris will ever be.

Author — Stop Go

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Everyone said it
June is the end of may

Author — GamerKing0504

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You read the title....now just skip to 6:27

Author — lizzelbizzel

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Theresa May was backed into a corner by a house of commons and politicians that refused every proposal, working against her instead of working with her. Often wonder how much this country could achieve if they worked together instead of jostling for the top spot, well they have got what they wanted now, hope they are all pleased

Author — Cosy But-an-Ben

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she's not a bad PM, She became the PM at the wrong time. Same would've happened to any PM.

Author — Ashley S

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Still a better ending than Game of Thrones

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Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as Prime Minister, I have striven to make the United Kingdom a country that works not just for a privileged few, but for everyone.
And to honour the result of the EU referendum.
Back in 2016, we gave the British people a choice.
Against all predictions, the British people voted to leave the European Union.

I feel as certain today as I did three years ago that in a democracy, if you give people a choice you have a duty to implement what they decide. I have done my best to do that.
I negotiated the terms of our exit and a new relationship with our closest neighbours that protects jobs, our security and our Union.
I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal.
Sadly, I have not been able to do so. I tried three times.
I believe it was right to persevere, even when the odds against success seemed high.

But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new Prime Minister to lead that effort.
So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday 7 June so that a successor can be chosen.
I have agreed with the Party Chairman and with the Chairman of the 1922 Committee that the process for electing a new leader should begin in the following week.
I have kept Her Majesty the Queen fully informed of my intentions, and I will continue to serve as her Prime Minister until the process has concluded.
It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.

It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honours the result of the referendum.
To succeed, he or she will have to find consensus in Parliament where I have not.
Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise.
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 Kindertransport - was my constituent in Maidenhead.
At another time of political controversy, a few years before his death, he took me to one side at a local event and gave me a piece of advice.

He said, 'Never forget that compromise is not a dirty word. Life depends on compromise.'
He was right. As we strive to find the compromises we need in our politics - whether to deliver Brexit, or to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland - we must remember what brought us here.
Because the referendum was not just a call to leave the EU but for profound change in our country.
A call to make the United Kingdom a country that truly works for everyone. I am proud of the progress we have made over the last three years.
We have completed the work that David Cameron and George Osborne started: the deficit is almost eliminated, our national debt is falling and we are bringing an end to austerity.

My focus has been on ensuring that the good jobs of the future will be created in communities across the whole country, not just in London and the South East, through our Modern Industrial Strategy.
We have helped more people than ever enjoy the security of a job.
We are building more homes and helping first-time buyers onto the housing ladder - so young people can enjoy the opportunities their parents did.
And we are protecting the environment, eliminating plastic waste, tackling climate change and improving air quality.
This is what a decent, moderate and patriotic Conservative Government, on the common ground of British politics, can achieve - even as we tackle the biggest peacetime challenge any government has faced.

I know that the Conservative Party can renew itself in the years ahead.
That we can deliver Brexit and serve the British people with policies inspired by our values.
Security; freedom; opportunity.
Those values have guided me throughout my career.
But the unique privilege of this office is to use this platform to give a voice to the voiceless, to fight the burning injustices that still scar our society.

That is why I put proper funding for mental health at the heart of our NHS long-term plan.
It is why I am ending the postcode lottery for survivors of domestic abuse. It is why the Race Disparity Audit and gender pay reporting are shining a light on inequality, so it has nowhere to hide.
And that is why I set up the independent public inquiry into the tragedy at Grenfell Tower - to search for the truth, so nothing like it can ever happen again, and so the people who lost their lives that night are never forgotten.
Because this country is a Union.
Not just a family of four nations. But a union of people - all of us.

Whatever our background, the colour of our skin, or who we love.
We stand together. And together we have a great future.
Our politics may be under strain, but there is so much that is good about this country.
So much to be proud of. So much to be optimistic about.
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.
I do so with no ill-will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.

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Y'all did her dirty with the thumbnail😂

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