March 27, 2019 / 9:05 AM / a month ago

May might not announce resignation until MPs back Brexit deal - FT

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

“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.

Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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