[Ed. – This was inevitable months ago, when she started trying to sell her own party on a non-Brexit “Brexit.” The proposed “deals” with the EU have only gotten worse. Her ministers have been departing in an emerging stampede. It’s past time for her to go, and for Britain to “crash” out and get it behind them.]
Watched by husband Philip, the Prime Minister was overcome by emotion on the steps of Downing Street as she conceded that 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.’
Mrs May was almost unable to continue as she voiced her pride at having served the country. She declared she will resign as Conservative leader on June 7, triggering a contest that should be complete by the end of July.