Theresa May’s Shock Resignation Brings Merciful End to Brexit PM’s Reign of Futility
Theresa May has announced that she plans to step as prime minister. So ends the comically ineffective and tragic term of the Brexit PM. | Source: Jack Taylor/Pool via AP
By CCN.com: It appears Theresa May’s reign of futility is coming to an end. Thank goodness. The Conservative leader plans to resign in a last-ditch bid to salvage her Brexit proposal. Thus will end a premiership that was ineffective to the point of tragedy.
Where some leaders are remembered for powerful speeches or strength of character, May will be remembered for coughing and flip-flopping.
A Seemingly Invincible Theresa May Is Now on the Way Out
The prime minister who took the job after the Brexit vote was always going to be taking a poisoned chalice. Little did May know when she made her grab for power, just how potent the wine was going to be. The fact that Boris Johnson keeps standing aside should tell her all she needs to know because that man would cut off his right leg to be in charge of the United Kingdom.
We are now a couple of years deep into Brexit. May’s legacy will be as a leader who stalled for time and hid from confrontation. She is in power only by the fact that her party dared not trigger a general election. Bizarrely, HMS May was the safest ship in a raging sea of divided British opinion. So why is she leaving, when her party has repeatedly lacked the stomach to remove her?