Theresa May speaks of 'pride and disappointment' as prime minister | 2019-07-13

Theresa May speaks of 'pride and disappointment' as prime minister

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13th July, 2019 10:55:55 printer

Theresa May speaks of 'pride and disappointment' as prime minister

 

Theresa May has told the BBC she will feel a "mixture of pride and disappointment" when she leaves Downing Street in 12 days' time.

In her final TV interview with political editor Laura Kuenssberg, the PM spoke of "frustration" at not seeing Brexit through and underestimating how "entrenched" MPs had become.

She said she had achieved an "enormous amount" in three years in the job.

But she was sorry having to leave when "there was more that I wanted to do".

Mrs May and her husband Philip will depart Downing Street on 24 July, succeeded as prime minister by either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt.

She was forced to announce her exit in May, amid a revolt by Conservative MPs angry about her failure to take the UK out of the EU on 29 March and her decision to open Brexit talks with Labour.

Interviewed in 10 Downing Street, Mrs May said she "didn't recognise" herself in criticisms that have been made of her personality and leadership.

 


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