Britain’s Theresa May resigns after Brexit failure

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May 24, 2019 - 5:32 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will resign effective June 7 after an inability to find a suitable resolution for Brexit.

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit.

“I have done my best,” May said in a speech outside 10 Downing St., as close aides and her husband Philip looked on, before acknowledging that it was not good enough.

Concluding her remarks, she struggled to contain her emotions and her voice broke as she expressed “enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.”

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