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UK Prime Minister Has No Plans to Step Down This Summer


7Dnews London - Reuters

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:29 GMT

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has no plans to resign this summer, her political spokesman confirmed on Tuesday, February 12th, denying reports that the UK leader was preparing to step down after Brexit.

The announcement was made after The Sun newspaper said that May was preparing to leave her position in the summer to have influence over who succeeds her, according to Reuters.  

Under the headline “Who will be the next PM if Theresa May resigns before the next election”, the British paper wrote, “In December May told Tory MPs she knew they wouldn't let her lead them into another general election in 2022”. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May said the government will seek to speed up the ratification of its Brexit deal with the European Union if time gets too tight to pass legislation before Britain's March 29th exit day. 

Earlier today, May told ministers that parliament, which last month roundly rejected her Brexit deal, would not vote on a revised deal this week. Media have reported a fresh vote is not expected until late February at the earliest, Reuters reported.  

The UK is due to leave the EU on March 29th but Parliament rejected May's divorce deal back in January. May has spent the last couple of days in Brussels, Strasbourg and Northern Ireland seeking fresh concessions to her Brexit deal, even though EU leaders have rejected any renegotiation to the legally binding withdrawal agreement.