It was an emotionally charged seven minute speech from British Prime Minister Theresa May that marks the end of her tenure as the Prime Minister of the country even though she said she would be officially stepping down on June 7.
During the speech, May said the reason she is having to step down is her inability to make Britain exit the European Union, something that the country had voted for in 2016. While that might be seen as one of the biggest blots of her career as the prime minister, she also listed out her achievements during her tenure, which includes addressing the gender pay gap as well as dealing with racial relationship.
However, the usually stoic prime minister who has also come to be known as the ‘Maybot’ owing to her robot-like performance surprised many when she was seen struggling to fight back tears towards the end of the speech. She said it has been a huge honour for her to be able to serve the country she loves so much.
“The second female prime minister, but certainly not the last. I do so with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love,” May said in her resignation speech.