Text tells MPs she will step down if deal passes, so Tories can elect new leader
A text message sent by Downing Street to MPs says May will step down after ‘phase 1’ of the Brexit process:
In practice, this means no later than 22 May as shown – the end of the maximum Article 50 extension offered by the EU – although May might still plead for a longer extension.
This would put a new Tory leader in place in time for the Conservative conference this autumn.
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