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UK PM Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

May Has Thus Far Been Unable To Win More Backing For Her European Union Withdrawal Plan, Which Lawmakers Defeated Twice Already.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Mar 2019, 03:20:47 PM
UK Prime Minister Theresa May


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. 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.

Thousands demand second referendum at anti-Brexit march in London

Meanwhile, thousands of people took to the streets of central London on Saturday for one of the biggest anti-Brexit marches to demand another referendum over Britain's membership of the European Union (EU).

Protesters descended upon the capital from up and down the UK to participate in the Put it to the People? march, dubbed as one of the UK's largest attracting an estimated 1 million people to demand that the British people are given another chance to vote on Brexit after MPs have failed to break the impasse over the issue in Parliament.

“Here in London, thousands of people from across our city and country have come together to send a clear message: Enough is enough, it's time to give the British public the final say on Brexit,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a Twitter statement as he joined the march.

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First Published : 24 Mar 2019, 03:19:33 PM