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Theresa May under pressure to quit over Brexit row

PTI
Published : Mar 25, 2019, 3:37 am IST
Updated : Mar 25, 2019, 3:37 am IST

Senior Conservative Party figures were urging May to recognise her weakened political position and leave the prime minister's post.

British Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo: AFP)
 British Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo: AFP)

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing intense pressure from within her own Cabinet on Sunday to step down over her handling of the Brexit process.

According to numerous UK media reports, disgruntled ministers and MPs are plotting to give her an ultimatum to resign as the price for backing her controversial withdrawal agreement in a third Parliament vote next week, a move which could even see her forced out to make way for a caretaker Prime Minister in the form of her deputy David Lidington.

 

Downing Street has dismissed reports of any such plot, with Lidington, Britain’s Minister for the Cabinet Office, stressing he is “100 per cent behind the Prime Minister”.

“This is not about the Prime Minister…changing Prime Ministers wouldn’t help, changing the party of government wouldn’t help,” said UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, calling on MPs to unite behind May.

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