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UK PM May’s office declines to say if she will resign if Brexit deal fails again

By Reuters 15 May 2019

LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman declined to say on Wednesday whether May would resign if her latest bid to get support for her Brexit withdrawal deal is defeated when it comes back to parliament for a fourth time next month.

Asked if May would resign if she failed to pass the Brexit legislation, the spokesman said May was focused on getting the deal through parliament. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison)

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