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After 1,059 days in charge, UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down as leader of the ruling Conservative Party.

She will stay on as prime minister until a replacement is found but that search is well under way.

In March 2017, the UK’s intention to leave the EU was spelt out in a sixpage letter to Brussels. After its delivery, the Prime Minister insisted there could be “no turning back” as she spoke to MPs.

Jacob Rees-Mogg compared the Prime Minister to Queen Elizabeth I, evoking the former monarch’s “Gloriana” title.

He told Mrs May: “Does she recall the words of Francis Drake?

“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.

“May I wish her good luck and good fortune in her negotiations, until she comes to true glory and is welcomed back to this House as a 21st century Gloriana.”

Two years later, UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down, due to the Brexit crisis.


Slovak EU Minister Miroslav Lajčák has warned that the new Tory leader aka the new prime minister in the United Kingdom will not be an instant remedy for the Brexit crisis.

The Slovak minister was speaking at an event in Bratislava.

He vented frustration at Tory leadership hopefuls promising to renegotiate Mrs May’s deal, saying attempts will be stonewalled by EU leaders.

He added: “Some of them are already promising that they will force the EU to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement it will not happen.

“The new leader will inherit the same divided country, the same parliament which has rejected all the possible deals so far and will inherit the same arrangement.”

“Don’t expect that there will be a miraculous solution out of the blue.”

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