UK PM Theresa May Likely to Set Her Resignation Date This Week
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London, May 11: Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, could set her resignation date this week. The schedule of her demitting Office could be released by May in the next couple of days, claimed Sir Graham Bardy, chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee. The Tory veteran has not ruled himself out of the race to replace May.

Demands seeking the resignation of the UK PM has been gaining pace ever since her Brexit deal was downvoted by the Parliament. A defiant May attempted to sail through with the legislation on two more occasions, but failed to gain majority. Theresa May Given Fresh Brexit Extension by EU Leaders Until October 31

May has indicated that she would be stepping down from the top post once her Brexit Bill gets ratified by the Parliament. According to Bardy, a formal announcement has not been made by her as it could reduce the chances of her EU-exit legislation being approved by the House of Commons.

Bardy, while speaking to BBC, said May has no intention of indefinitely clinging on to her post or dominating the affairs in the Conservative camp. However, she will leave no stone unturned to attempt ratifying her Brexit law in the Parliament.

The embattled UK PM, while addressing the press on Thursday, said she would not be cowed down by the demands calling her to immediately resign. She claimed that the most challenging issue before Britain is not her exit, but Brexit.

"We need to resolve this. This is our national duty as elected members of this House -- and nothing today is more pressing or more vital," May said in her statement," she said.