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After Brexit Failures, UK Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation Set for June 7

After Brexit Failures, UK Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation Set for June 7

“It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honours the result of the referendum. To succeed, he or she will have to find consensus in parliament where I have not.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKt-Z5Yk2Wo

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced through tears this morning that she will leave her post on June 7 after a Brexit mess that has lasted for three years. From The London Times:

“It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” she said. “I believe it was right to persevere, even when the odds against success seemed high.

“But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort.”

Watched by her husband, Philip, and her closest aides, Mrs May came close to tears as she said that it had been the “honour” of her life to serve as prime minister.

“I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold — the second female prime minister but certainly not the last. I do so with no ill-will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.”

May said that her successor could only succeed if he or she compromises:

“It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honours the result of the referendum. To succeed, he or she will have to find consensus in parliament where I have not. Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise.”

She added: “Compromise is not a dirty word. Life depends on compromise.”

In the summer of 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. It should have gone into effect in March 2019, but parliament kept voting against its options. Despite the people wanting to leave the EU, members of parliament (MP) did their best to make sure it did not happen.

The Telegraph‘s Europe Editor published a great Twitter thread that explained why May failed. To summarize, May “failed because she never felt politically strong enough to confront her party with the reality of choices that are posed by Brexit.” but this one caught my eye:

I wrote in the past that a no deal does not propose the end of the world. While it may cause discomfort for the UK and EU at first, the UK would eventually realize it has the upper hand on the EU. I believe the EU knows this, which is why the conglomerate has also tried hard to make Brexit as painful as possible and overblow the consequences.

I also believe the snap election May demanded in 2017 was her biggest mistake. The overconfidence quickly diminished afterward since the Tories lost seats in parliament, which forced May to make a deal with the Northern Irish Party to give the conservatives a slim majority.

Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis confirmed that the party would begin the contest for the next prime minister on June 10, three days after May officially leaves her post.

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson emerged as the favorite to take over as prime minister.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/05/24/theresa-may-resigns-brexit-latest-news-european-elections-conservative/

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Translation:

Those darn Englishmen just will not listen the their royal leaders.

    Edward in reply to Barry. | May 24, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Not knowing where the Queen stands on the issue (properly so, she is only the titular head of government), perhaps it would be more accurate to state that the Englishmen (or at least more than half), like Americans, do not listen to those who consider themselves to be their betters.

      Tiki in reply to Edward. | May 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      Barry was having a bit of fun and you Fisked him for it? I’ll add the markup /sarc. That fixed it!

      FOR BARRY!

As said elsewhere by someone else, she could’ve just suspended parliament and let the clock run out and Brexit would’ve happened by default. She spent 3 years sabotaging the movement.

I have to say it was *known* in 2016 that May was a Remainer and her as PM would mean pretty much exactly what has come to pass.

When people don’t want to follow the outcome of a vote by the PEOPLE, they do all they can to render it moot. I think she was doing her utmost to stop Brexit from happening, she telegraphed this through her actions and non-actions.

I have no idea how Boris would do, he seems an odd one with his Bernie hairstyle, but he seems more likely to get this done than May ever wanted to.

She was a disappointment as a PM.

The EU does not want Britain out. They want Britain-read money-in for good. No deal was always going to be the only way. People and businesses will adapt as they always do. It is comfy bureaucrats and pols, safe in their sinecures, who can’t see themselves adapting. Too messy and too much work.

Resignation Set for June 7 – then July 12th, then September 1st, then Octob….

We’ve seen this movie before.

Britain voted “Out”. Solution, get “Out”. Tell the Globalists who treat the people’s will as an inconvenience to pound royal sand.

The only reason that this woman is crying is that she was unable to stop BREXIT.
she’s done all that she could to slow or derail it, short of causing a civil war when it was simple to just let the vote take it’s course. She KNEW that Trump would support them completely if they just got out of the EU.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 24, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Side note.

Paul Joseph Watson
@PrisonPlanet
This is an absolutely bombshell report. The British government caught staging reactions to Islamic terror attacks – signs, “spontaneous protests,” hashtags and all.

They appear more concerned about optics than the safety of the country.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 24, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Side note.

Paul Joseph Watson
@PrisonPlanet
This is an absolutely bombshell report. The British government caught staging reactions to Islamic terror attacks – signs, “spontaneous protests,” hashtags and all.

They appear more concerned about optics than the safety of the country.

She started crying?

Margaret Thatcher would not have cried

Maggie would have won the fight – tho she would have been on the brexit side of the equation.

Imagine that! She couldn’t achieve consensus on surrender and shame. Well, I guess there’s nothing else to be tried. Unbelievable.

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