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Britain
British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation
2019-05-24
[Guardian] Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close.

Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been "the honour of my life" to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister. Her voice breaking, she said she would leave "with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love".

The prime minister listed a series of what she said were her government’s achievements, including tackling the deficit, reducing unemployment and boosting funding for mental health.

But she admitted: "It is and will alway remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit."

May’s announcement came after a meeting with Graham Brady, the chair of the backbench 1922 Committee ‐ which was prepared to trigger a second no-confidence vote in her leadership if she refused to resign.

Her fate was sealed after a 10-point "new Brexit deal", announced in a speech on Tuesday, infuriated Tory backbenchers and many of her own cabinet ‐ while falling flat with the Labour MPs it was meant to persuade.

The leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, resigned on Wednesday, rather than present the Brexit bill to parliament.

A string of other cabinet ministers had also expressed concerns, including Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt, Chris Grayling and David Mundell.
Posted by:Besoeker

#10  Re #7, outstanding poster, Bright Pebble!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance   2019-05-24 13:18  

#9  Good riddance, you worthless bitch.

Also it looks like her party and labor are in for a 2016 style ass fucking from the voters.
Posted by: DarthVader   2019-05-24 09:14  

#8  she said she would leave "with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love".

According to Google Translate, this is British for "f**k all y'all and the horses you rode in on"
Posted by: SteveS   2019-05-24 08:57  

#7  
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-05-24 08:49  

#6  Geeesh, so the world still has to put up with her for another two weeks or so.

When is President Trump's visit there?
Posted by: DooDahMan   2019-05-24 07:45  

#5  Ref #3: Now Constituency Party Groups need to bin their Remainiac MP's if they cannot vote as instructed by their constituents. Posted by Bright Pebbles

When you find out exactly how this is accomplished, please share the recipe. When our pols go to Washington, most do a constituent brain dump and rush to enlist in the Beltway Party.
Posted by: Besoeker   2019-05-24 06:43  

#4  Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been "the honour of my life" to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister.

Let's put it bluntly, honey - in three hundred years you will still be considered the worst British female prime minister, by a longshot.
Posted by: Raj   2019-05-24 06:37  

#3  Now Constituency Party Groups need to bin their Remainiac MP's if they cannot vote as instructed by their constituents
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-05-24 06:23  

#2  May her name be forever associated with other Quislings
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-05-24 06:22  

#1  "I have tried my best, in the short time that I knew I had, to practically cripple and mangle the will of the British people, and ensure that my successors too cannot achieve Brexit in the near future. I have served the EU to the best of my inability."
Posted by: Dron66046   2019-05-24 06:12  

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