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UK PM vows to quit once her Brexit deal passes
2019-03-27 23:25:46

Theresa May has promised Tory MPs she will stand down if they back her Brexit deal, the BBC reports.

She told backbench Tories: "I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party."

The PM said she knew that Tory MPs did not want her to lead the next phase of Brexit negotiations "and I won't stand in the way of that".

Mrs May told the 300 or so Tory MPs at the meeting "we need to get the deal through and deliver Brexit".

"I ask everyone in this room to back the deal so we can complete our historic duty - to deliver on the decision of the British people and leave the European Union with a smooth and orderly exit."

Mrs May did not name a departure date at a packed meeting.