Theresa May vows to resign if MPs back her Brexit plan
28 Mar 2019 – 12:14 | No Comment

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised Tory MPs that she will stand down if they back her Brexit plan.
She did not name a departure date at a packed meeting of the 1922 committee of …

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Theresa May vows to resign if MPs back her Brexit plan

Submitted by on 28 Mar 2019 – 12:14

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised Tory MPs that she will stand down if they back her Brexit plan.

She did not name a departure date at a packed meeting of the 1922 committee of backbench Conservative MPs.

But if the deal is passed, she would resign as party leader after 22 May – the new Brexit date – but stay on as PM until a new leader is elected.

Her offer to resign as Prime Minister, came following a series of votes in the Commons last night, where MPs voted on a whole range of options – a customs union, a closer relationship with the EU than the PM has argued for, another referendum and others which could emerge.

While none of the eight amendments put forward by MPs have received the overall backing of the House of Commons, a proposal for a customs union with the EU, reportedly fell just eight votes short of a majority.

Britain won’t be leaving the EU today.

May’s own deal, as she had earlier admitted, does not command enough support yet. However, in another last-ditch bid to avoid having to seek a long delay to Brexit, MPs will vote today on the Withdrawal Agreement.