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U.K.'s Theresa May Resigns Acknowledging Failure To Deliver Brexit

Theresa May's term as prime minister has been one misstep after another, starting with calling an early election that left her weakened and without support to negotiate the
Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation outside No. 10 Downing St. in London on Friday. Source: Leon Neal

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged defeat Friday and announced her resignation as leader of Britain's Conservative Party.

"It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit," said May, standing at a podium in the sunlight outside No. 10 Downing St. in London.

Intentionally or otherwise, May was summing up her legacy as most here see it today. She is the prime minister who spent nearly three years trying to honor the result of the landmark 2016 Brexit referendum and, despite a relentless

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