UK’s Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit
LONDON, March 24 (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support for her Brexit plan.
British media reported Sunday that senior party figures were urging May to recognize her weakened political position and resign.
There is no indication from Downing Street a resignation is near.
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leaning toward giving the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May has thus far been unable to win more backing for her European Union withdrawal plan, which lawmakers defeated twice already.
She has raised the possibility of bringing the plan back to Parliament a third time if there is enough support for it to pass.
Britain is set to leave the EU on April 12 unless a deal is approved or other arrangements made.