Brexit

24 May 19
Clause 61: The Pushback Blog

This morning, Theresa May announced that she would resign as Prime Minister once the Conservative Party is able to select a successor. I had accepted the inevitability of her departure, although I am still a little disappointed. I wanted her to succeed. Clearly, not all the political problems with Brexit were her doing. For starters, […]

24 May 19
SS NEWS

Boris Johnson is frontrunner for PM but he’ll face the same Brexit nightmare  CNN London (CNN) After months of speculation, attempts to oust her and parliamentary defeats, the fate of Theresa May is finally sealed. But although there is clarity … View full coverage on Google News from World – World United States – Google News […]

24 May 19
Newsy Today

Paris – Here are the main international reactions to the resignation of British Prime Minister Theresa May, worn by the endless Brexit puzzle that she failed to implement. – "Nothing"does not change for the 27 (Commission) – "We will respect the new (British) Prime Minister but nothing will change the position taken by the European […]

24 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

Getty Images President Donald Trump talks to reporters while departing the White House on Friday. As tensions with Iran continue to simmer, President Donald Trump announced Friday the U.S. would send an extra 1,500 troops to the Middle East. TROOPS’ ‘PROTECTIVE’ MISSION Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn before departing for a trip […]

24 May 19
Sovereign Country

Poor Mrs May they are saying, she tried her best. What a load of old rubbish, she had a clear mandate to take us out of the EU but no, she took her time then made a stupid decision to go to the country, when she did not need to; and lost. She kept out […]

24 May 19
Patriotify

Via Breitbart Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is just one point behind the leading Labour Party in the latest opinion polling showing Westminster voting intention. Keep reading at source… Patriotify: The social network built by America. Click here to join our community!

24 May 19
TIME

Toward the end of the speech announcing her resignation on Friday morning, British Prime Minister Theresa May diverted away from Brexit for just a moment, to talk about a man who died in 2015. That man was Nicholas Winton, who organized the safe passage of 669 children out of Nazi-occupied Europe during the Second World […]

24 May 19
Metro
It seems nobody can agree on the best way to leave the EU (Picture: Getty/PA) Brexit. It is the poisoned chalice that has claimed the premiership of not one but two British prime ministers. Today Theresa May became the UK’s second PM to succumb to the pressures of Brexit, just a month short to the day David Cameron resigned over the same reason three years ago. The decision to leave the European Union has quickly become one of the most divisive debates to have ever existed in British history. So much so, it has led to an incredible 31 ministers, including two Brexit secretaries, to throw in the towel on British Parliament. Three years after the UK voted to leave on June 23, 2016 – by 52 per cent to 48 per cent – it appears no one can agree on the smoothest way to carry out the public’s wishes. Theresa May broke down into tears as she announced her resignation as prime minister for the country ‘I love’ (Picture: Getty) After May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill was voted down three times, causing Brexit to be delayed until October 31, the prime minister finally ran out of options. The process for May was only exacerbated by her rapidly decreasing party, with constant resignations and cabinet shuffles coming in thick and fast. Here, we take a look back on some of the key cabinet ministers who too were defeated by Brexit. David Cameron Former Prime Minister David Cameron said he felt ‘desperately sorry’ for Theresa May (Picture: Getty) It doesn’t seem that long ago when we watched a similarly devastated David Cameron stand on the podium in front of Number 10 to announce his resignation. Cameron – a Remainer like May – had underestimated the backing Vote Leave would receive and stepped down the day after votes were cast, abruptly ending his six-year premiership. He said: ‘I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the EU… ‘But the British people made a different decision to take a different path. As such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.’ Many called Cameron cowardly for handing over the baton to May, leaving her two years to efficiently sever ties with the EU. Speaking after May’s resignation today, the former PM said he felt ‘desperately sorry’ for her and that she deserves the UK’s ‘gratitude’ for working so hard. He added: ‘I know that she will feel extremely frustrated that ultimately the people that most wanted Brexit in the end wouldn’t vote for it.’ David Davis Former Brexit Secretary Said he didn’t believe in May’s bill (Picture: Getty) David Davis – the first to take on the job as Brexit secretary in 2016 – eventually stepped down from the role because he didn’t ‘believe’ in May’s Brexit plan. The Brexiteer said he felt the UK was ‘giving away too much and too easily’ to the EU during key negotiations in Brussels, which had caused him to compromise too much for two years. In a BBC interview, Davis added he often felt like the ‘odd man out’ and didn’t want to stay in his post to persuade Tories to back a deal he didn’t agree with. He said: ‘The best person to do this is someone who really believes in it, not me.’ Davis stood down and the crucial role was passed on to Dominic Raab – who would also go on to resign over Brexit. Boris Johnson Former Foreign Secretary Johnson is hoping to take on the PM’s role in June (Picture: Cavendish Press) Boris Johnson had long been at the forefront of the Vote Leave campaign. Just days after Cameron resigned Boris assured the public: ‘This does not mean that the UK will be in any way less united; nor indeed does it mean that it will be any less European’. But when the time came for May to win over MPs with her proposals at Chequers, he became the third minister to quit in the 24 hours after, and further dividing the Conservative Party. The former foreign secretary said backing May’s ‘semi-Brexit’ was like ‘trying to polish a turd’ and stepped down in July 2018. He claimed that large parts of the economy would be ‘locked in the EU system, but with no UK control over that system’. Since the announcement of May’s resignation, Johnson is set to be the main frontrunner to take her spot. Dominic Raab Former Brexit Secretary Raab handed his resignation in after just four months in the role (Picture: PA) In July 2018, Dominic Raab took over from Davis as Brexit secretary. By November, like his predecessor, he had handed in his resignation letter, saying he could not support May’s deal ‘in good conscience’. Brexiteer Raab had issues with the controversial Northern Ireland backstop, designed to avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland. He said: ‘I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit.’ Esther McVey Former Work and Pensions Secretary McVey explosively resigned hours after Raab (Picture: Getty) Brexiteer Esther McVey resigned just hours after Raab in an explosive evening for British politics. She accused May of failing to ‘honour the result’ of the referendum after a five-hour cabinet meeting. McVey said: ‘We have gone from no deal is better than a bad deal, to any deal is better than no deal. ‘I cannot defend this, and I cannot vote for this deal. I could not look my constituents in the eye were I to do that.’ Andrea Leadsom Former Leader of the House of Commons Leadsom was the last straw and May announced her resignation 48 hours later (Picture: PA) Andrea Leadsom was the final nail in the coffin leading to May’s resignation. She stood down on Wednesday evening after a last-ditch attempt from May to push her amended deal through Parliament. Among changes included the chance for MPs to vote on a second referendum if they backed the bill. But Leadsom quit saying she didn’t believe ‘the UK would be a truly sovereign United Kingdom through the deal that is now proposed’. She added throwing another referendum into the mix would be ‘dangerously divisive’. Just 48 hours later May announced she would resign as prime minister on June 7. Now the question remains, who will take on the PM’s job and finally deliver Brexit? [metro-fact-box id=”8027376″ title=”Got a story for Metro.co.uk?” icon=”exclamation” /]
24 May 19
William Chasterson

Labour Party MP Weighs In On Prime Minister May’s Resignation After Unsuccessful Brexit Delivery British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will resign June 7 after failing to lead the U.K. out of the European Union. Read more on NPR

24 May 19
Calers's Blog

ding dong why> Brexit. painted herself into a corner. sold the same camel twice. no hard border. no regulatory alignment Brexit means Brexit. no hard Brexit. bold move  – leave  now. cabinet revolt. resignations. 35 in 3 yearsl thatcher 25 in 11 years lack of authrotiy. no charisma achivements handover july. bojo gove raab javid.

24 May 19
Come On, Valerie

Labour Party MP Weighs In On Prime Minister May’s Resignation After Unsuccessful Brexit Delivery British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will resign June 7 after failing to lead the U.K. out of the European Union. Read more on NPR

24 May 19
Citizen Shame

Labour Party MP Weighs In On Prime Minister May’s Resignation After Unsuccessful Brexit Delivery British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will resign June 7 after failing to lead the U.K. out of the European Union. Read more on NPR

24 May 19
Gold Goats 'n Guns

Nigel Farage is the single most influential politician of the 21st century. And before he’s done he will have remade British, and by extension, European politics for the next century. The resignation of Theresa May marks the second Tory Prime Minister to fall because of Farage’s steadfast support of an independent and sovereign United Kingdom. […]