She gave a most moving speech when resigning as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Outside 10 Downing Street, Theresa May said, “I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
She acknowledged the effort she put in actualizing Brexit but with little success.
“I have strived to make the United Kingdom a country that works, not just for a privileged few but for everyone. In a democracy, when you give people a choice (Brexit), you have a duty to implement what they decide. I have done my best to do that,” said May.
May, fought tirelessly through debates and lobbying to deliver Brexit but faced a lot of opposition and finally, she threw in the towel, regretfully.
“It is, and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me, that I have not been able to deliver Brexit. The referendum was not just a call to leave the EU but for profound change in our country, a call to make the United Kingdom, a country that truly works for everyone,” said PM May.
She served as the second female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the first being Margaret Thatcher, nicknamed ‘the Iron Lady’ because of her strong character.
She also hoped that she would most definitely not be the last female Prime Minister of Britain.
Ending her speech in tears, PM May said, “I will shortly leave the job that has been the honour of my life to hold; the second female Prime Minister, but certainly not the last. I do so with no ill will.
May was a councilor and then served as MP for Maidenhead in 1997, and later went on to serve as Prime Minister 2016-2019, Leader of Conservative Party 2016-2019 and Home Secretary 2010-2016.