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Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street on Friday, senior cabinet ministers have told the BBC. Sources say they expect the PM to give a timetable for her successor to be chosen, with 10 June likely to be the start of the official leadership race. Mrs May is also due to meet the chairman of Tory backbenchers. She has been under pressure to resign, after an angry backlash by her own MPs against her latest Brexit plan. The government was due to publish the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Friday but this was delayed as criticism mounted. Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons leader on Wednesday evening saying she no longer believed it would "deliver on the referendum result". Читать полностью

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