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Theresa May's resignation throws a fractured Britain into further turmoil

May's undoing came after her final, desperate effort to win passage of her withdrawal plan in Parliament

Benjamin Mueller & Stephen Castle | NYT 

Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday after three years of trying and failing to pull Britain out of the European Union, throwing her country into an unpredictable situation and setting off a bare-knuckled contest among other Conservative lawmakers to replace her. As she stood behind a lectern outside 10 Downing Street, Mrs. May admitted that a different leader was needed to shepherd the split, known as Brexit. But she also warned that the unyielding stance taken by the hard-line factions of lawmakers who had proved her undoing would have to ...

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First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 18:53 IST