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British minister offers to resign from government because he was late

Lord Michael Bates, a Conservative minister, offered to resign from his government post Wednesday after arriving late to a parliamentary session and missing a question from a Labour colleague, Baroness Lister. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May did not, however, accept Bates' resignation, BBC reports.

The scene: After arriving, he promptly announced his resignation and walked out of the hall, as other members shouted, "No!" and Baroness Lister said there was no reason to step down.