May should set resignation date next week – Graham Brady

FILE PHOTO: Britain's PM Teresa May attends a church service in Sonning
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church, as Brexit turmoil continues, in Sonning, Britain, May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May should set a date for her departure next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative MPs to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday.

Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which can make or break party leaders, told BBC Radio that May had been asked to give “clarity” at next Wednesday’s meeting after she failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament, leaving the government in a state of limbo.

“It would be strange for that not to result in a clear understanding (of when she will leave) at the end of the meeting,” he said.

May, who secured the leadership in the chaos that followed Britain’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union, has promised to step down if MPs back the deal she struck with Brussels to leave the bloc.

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