Theresa May's husband Philip grimaces as he watches the PM sob at end of resignation speech

Theresa May's husband Philip grimaces as he watches the PM sob at end of resignation speech

THERESA May’s husband Philip was caught grimacing as she sobbed at the end of her tearful resignation speech.

The 62-year-old broke down in tears when she announced she would resign as Tory leader on June 7 yesterday.

New footage emerged today which shows her husband appearing to mutter “crikey” as she walked back into No 10.

Philip, 61, turned to Downing Street’s Chief of Staff, Gavin Barwell, and made the remark after pulling an awkward face.

The group then rushed into the building to console the Prime Minister following her emotional announcement.

During her speech she finally admitted her time was up, insisting: “I’ve done my best.”

She was forced to resign after she failed to deliver Brexit and lost the support of her own MPs.

"I'VE DONE MY BEST"

The PM confessed she now has no chance of ever getting her Brexit deal through Parliament but insisted "I have done my best" to deliver on the referendum result.

She claimed she had done all she could to take Britain out of the EU with a deal, saying: "I have striven to make the United Kingdom a country that works not just for a privileged few, but for everyone.

“And to honour the result of the EU referendum.

"If you give people a choice you have a duty to implement what they decide. I have done my best to do that.

Sadly I have not been able to do so. I tried three times – I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success seemed high

"Sadly I have not been able to do so. I tried three times – I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success seemed high."

Her voice cracking, she attempted to defend her legacy and insisted she has helped to fix Britain's "burning injustices".

Mrs May concluded: "I will shortly leave the job it has been the honour of my life to hold – the second female Prime Minister, but certainly not the last.

"COUNTRY I LOVE"

"I do so with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love."

After her speech, the PM and Philip May drove off to spend the Bank Holiday weekend at their home in Sonning, Berkshire.

Mrs May will stay in office for the next two weeks, allowing her to welcome Donald Trump to the UK on his state visit, and step down as party leader on June 7.

She will then continue as interim PM until a new Tory leader is chosen, and finally leave office in July.

Even after leaving No10, she plans to stay as MP for Maidenhead until the next election scheduled for 2022.


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