Brexit: Theresa May vows to stand down if deal is passed


BBC  | Thu, Mar 28, 2019

by Laura Kuenssberg


Theresa May has promised Tory MPs she will quit if they back her Brexit deal.

She told backbench Tories: "I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party."

The PM said she knew that Tory MPs did not want her to lead the next phase of Brexit negotiations "and I won't stand in the way of that".

But the DUP said it had not changed its position and would still vote against the deal.

The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said the DUP's refusal to back the deal at this stage was a "huge blow" for Number 10.

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