Theresa May to resign before next phase of Brexit

Prime minister says she will not stand in way of desire for new approach, in bid to get Tories behind deal

Theresa May has promised Tory MPs she will step down as prime minister within the next few months in a bid to get Eurosceptics to back her Brexit deal.

The prime minister indicated she would resign only if her Brexit deal passes in order to allow a new leader to shape the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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