Theresa May resigns amid Brexit crisis
The embattled Prime Minister, Theresa May has indicated her resignation as British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader by June 7.
She announced this amid tears on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street on Friday.
As she gives her resignation speech, she apologized for her failures to push through Brexit and acknowledged that she had tried to serve well.
However, her announcement has prompted a leadership contest for the post of British Prime Minister by July ending.
She’s however faced with massive criticism for failing to deliver on her policy of leaving the European Union (EU), missing two Brexit deadlines.
She also has been criticized for referring in her resignation speech to the Grenfell Tower fire, a disaster that will be remembered as a low point in her tenure.
In her list of her domestic achievements in the statement on Friday, May said: “I set up the independent public inquiry into the tragedy at Grenfell Tower – to search for the truth, so nothing like it can ever happen again.”
She added that she used her premiership “to fight the burning injustices that still scar our society.”
72 people died when the tower block in west London caught fire in July 2017, and May was heavily criticized for Conservative policies before the disaster and her slow response in the aftermath.
Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, said in a statement “Many of the underlying issues at Grenfell were due to unsafe conditions that had been allowed to fester under Tory governments”.
He added that “For the outgoing Prime Minister to suggest that her awful response to Grenfell is a proud part of her legacy is, frankly, disgraceful”.
Emma Dent Coad, the Labour MP of the London borough in which Grenfell Tower is located, said “From the first day of her awkward visit to Grenfell, to her last day congratulating herself for failures, Theresa May should be ashamed of her actions and lack of leadership.”