British prime minister Theresa May has concluded plans to resign as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June, she has been the leader of the party since 2016.
She tolled this part in order for a leadership election to take place this summer.
Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister. in an emotional laden voice 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”.
She took time to list series of her achievements while she served in government, tackling deficits, boosting funding for mental health and curbing the rate of unemployment in the country.
After several months of failed attempts to get her Brexit divorce package ratified by parliament, May finally accepted that its over, and that what Britain needs right now is a new leader whose major task would be to resolve the U.K.’s protracted Brexit process, the process has lingered for too long.
She admitted: “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.”
She broke down in tears as she left the podium.