LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday (May 8) resisted demands from within her party to give a clear timetable for stepping down, with her spokesman insisting she would stay until Britain’s exit from the EU is finalised.”She is here to deliver Brexit in phase one and then she will leave to make way for new leadership for phase two,” the Downing Street spokesman said.The Conservative leader is under increasing pressure from MPs and activists unhappy over her handling of Brexit, which was meant to have taken place on Mar 29 but has been delayed twice.In March, May promised that after taking Britain out of the European Union, she would let another leader negotiate future bilateral ties with the bloc.With Brexit now delayed to Oct 31, however, her critics fear she might stay in office for many more months and are pressing for clarity on her departure.She is immune from a leadership contest until December after surviving one last year.Anger has flared up after dismal local election results last week, and senior lawmaker Graham Brady met May on Tuesday to relay his colleagues’ concerns.Brady, the chairman of the so-called 1922 committee of Tory MPs, said she agreed to address its executive members… Read full this story
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