British PM May is not considering resigning after ruined speech, Sky says

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 05, 2017 4:03 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is not considering resigning, Sky news reported on Thursday, citing her Downing Street office.

"Downing Street: Resignation is not an issue," Sky said on its screen.

A spokesman for PM May did not comment on the report. A spokesman for the Conservative Party did not comment.

May’s bid to reassert her dwindling authority was ruined on Wednesday when her keynote speech was interrupted by repeated coughing fits, a prankster, and even letters of her slogan falling off the set behind her.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Kate Holton)