Amid Brexit chaos, Theresa May to step down as UK PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will step down from her post on June 7, after her Brexit deal failed to get the green signal thrice in the UK Parliament.

May also said that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on the same date. Holding back her tears, the British PM expressed regret that she could not pass her Brexit agreement in the Parliament despite repeated efforts and negotiations with the Labour Party. “I have tried three times. I have done my best,” May said.

May’s decision to step down comes amid uncertainty over the UK’s future in the next few months, whether it leaves the EU with or without a deal. Reminding the media persons that she was UK’s second female premier, May said it had been an honour to serve the post. “Our politics may be under strain, but there is so much that is good about this country. I am leaving with no ill will,” she said.