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UK PM Theresa May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce bill

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she is prepared to quit in order to get her Brexit “divorce” deal approved by parliament.

The passed deal would then be handled by her successor, who will lead future negotiations in the deal.

“We need to get the deal through and deliver Brexit,” May told lawmakers, according to a statement from her office.

“I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party.”

May reportedly confirmed the same to her own MPs, and one lawmaker confirmed to BBC news that May has no intention to stay on and negotiate UK’s future dealings with Europe.

UK lawmakers had earlier twice refused to accept May Brexit withdrawal deal; a third vote in Parliament is likely in upcoming days, according to reports.

While May made it clear that she would go if her deal is passed before the next phase, of Brexit negotiations, she did not share any further details.

(With inputs from Reuters)

Source: indiatoday.in

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