Theresa May under pressure to resign over new Brexit plan

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Theresa May has said she would resign if her Brexit deal is approved [Peter Nicholls/Reuters]
Theresa May has said she would resign if her Brexit deal is approved [Peter Nicholls/Reuters]

Theresa May is under pressure to scrap her much-derided Brexit plan and resign.

The British prime minister spoke about the latest iteration of her European withdrawal deal in the House of Commons on Wednesday, as voices of dissent within her own party grew increasingly loud.

Not a full day has passed since May offered concessions to opponents, hoping to get enough support to get her deal agreed by parliament by offering the possibility of a “confirmatory referendum”.

But her efforts failed to impress.

“It’s now clear that the overwhelming majority of the parliamentary party, the voluntary party and the electorate now agree,” Conservative politician Andrew Bridgen told Reuters news agency. “She has to go.”

Many senior government ministers failed to turn up for parliament’s weekly Prime Minister’s Questions, often an opportunity for political figures to show support for the government on television.

May’s government is “too weak and too divided to get this country out of the mess it has created”, said Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour party. He went on to call for a general election.

SOURCE:
Al Jazeera and news agencies

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