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Theresa May might not announce resignation until lawmakers back Brexit deal: Report

British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters London, UK Mar 27, 2019, 02.50 PM (IST)

Aides to British Prime Minister Theresa May are discussing a timetable for her to resign but could delay the announcement of her intention to quit until after a third vote by parliament on her Brexit plan, the Financial Times said.

Also read: British MPs to vote on Brexit options

"This would avoid the unseemly impression that some Tory MPs, eg Boris (Johnson), were backing the deal for base motives," the FT's political editor George Parker said on Twitter.

There would be an understanding that May would announce her departure when or if eurosceptic lawmakers in her Conservative Party back her deal and it clears parliament, he said.

May's deal negotiated with Brussels has already been voted down overwhelmingly by parliament twice but the government is widely expected to present it for a third time on Thursday to ensure an orderly Brexit.
 

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May's deal negotiated with Brussels has already been voted down overwhelmingly by parliament twice but the government is widely expected to present it for a third time on Thursday to ensure an orderly Brexit.