The British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned her position on Friday. Her resignation ends speculations regarding her future which has been going on for months regarding the way she handled Brexit.
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In her words “it is now clear to me that it is in the best interest of the country to have a new prime minister. May said she will be leaving office on the 7th of June.
She went further in her speech to express her deep regrets at not being able to achieve her aim with Brexit. According to her, “my successor will have to find a consensus. Consensus will only be possible if those on either side of the debate compromise.”
While approaching the end of her speech, the prime minister’s voice could be observed to crack with her almost crying. Theresa May went on to indicate that it was an honor and privilege to serve her country.
In the light of her resignation, there would be an election within the Conservative Party to select the next party leader. The implication of this selection is that the person chosen will also become the next British Prime Minister. It is on records that the conservatives still hold the position of the largest party in the `House of Commons. This is despite the fact that they have been facing in-house fights for a couple of month’s now.
For some months now, the Prime-Ministers authority has appeared a bit shaky. This has not been helped by her Brexit deal which has been rejected three times already this year. This is despite the fact that she has used a large part of three and half year’s negotiation the deal. She had earlier indicated that she would vacate her seat if the Brexit deal was successful; it, however, appears that she is succumbing to pressure to resign. This pressure is mainly coming from lawmakers within her conservative party even before the re-negotiated deal is put up for another round of voting.
A speech delivered on Wednesday by May showed a plan to get the deal via parliament. The plan clearly indicated that there would be a vote for the lawmakers on if the deal would be made to go through a referendum.
This move, however, was not widely accepted among members of her party who supported Brexit. MP Boris Johnson indicated that even though he had earlier supported May’s deal even though with reluctance, he could not back the newest plan.
Boris Johnson has however indicated his interest to run for the office of the Prime Minister the moment Theresa May resigns. Other MPs expected to contest for the office includes Esther McVey, Dominic Raab, and Matt Hancock.
It should, however, be noted that whosoever becomes the Prime Minister will still have to find a solution to certain issues bothering on Brexit.
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on the 31st of October; however, it seems the political future of the country has never appeared more uncertain.