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Tory Brexiters urge May to quit immediately - report

Pro-Brexit Conservative MPs are calling on United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May to step down immediately, claiming her withdrawal agreement has no chance to pass in Parliament following the breakdown of the talks between her government and Labour, the Telegraph reported on Friday. The Tory Brexiters insisted that holding another parliamentary vote before resigning would be "pointless" as the deal is certain to be rejected again.

On Thursday, the Conservative Party's 1922 Committee said May agreed to set a date for her departure after the next vote on the withdrawal agreement bill, regardless of whether it is passed or rejected. Meanwhile, the deal's chances of passing took a hit earlier today after Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn announced the talks between his party and the government ended unsuccessfully and that Labour will continue to oppose the existing Brexit deal. Furthermore, Tory Brexiter Mark Francois said the number of European Research Group (ERG) members set to vote against the deal is increasing.

The UK Parliament is set to debate the withdrawal agreement bill in the week beginning June 3.

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