Theresa May: The long goodbye of the prime minister brought down by Brexit

Theresa May spent her final weeks in power doggedly trying to forge a legacy

Andrew Woodcock
Political Editor
Wednesday 24 July 2019 18:18 BST
Theresa May: 'There was more that I wanted to do'

It has been the longest of goodbyes.

From her tearful announcement outside Downing Street on 24 May that she was stepping down as Conservative leader to the final handover of power to the new prime minister, Theresa May hung on to office for 61 days.

And May did not treat her notice period as gardening leave, instead keeping her nose to the grindstone as she tried to salvage some sort of a legacy from a three-year period in power which has been dominated – and finally destroyed – by Brexit.

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