Turmoil for UKs Theresa May over Brexit

Mar 2012
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Getting messy.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Friday after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and calls for a vote of no confidence in her leadership.

More than two years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, it is still unclear how, on what terms or even if it will leave as planned on March 29. May, who won the top job in the turmoil that followed the 2016 referendum, has sought to negotiate a Brexit deal that ensures that the U.K. leaves in the smoothest way possible.

But Brexit Minister Dominic Raab resigned on Thursday over her deal, sending the pound tumbling. Mutinous lawmakers in her own party openly sought to challenge her leadership and bluntly told her that the Brexit deal would not pass Parliament. British media have been awash with rumours that May would face an imminent vote of no confidence from her own Conservative Party lawmakers.

If 48 Conservatives submit letters to the so-called 1922 committee, composed of the party's backbench MPs, May would face a vote, requiring a simple majority of the total votes in order to win. However, in a boost to May, Michael Gove, 51, the most prominent Brexit-supporting minister in her government, gave his backing to the prime minister, saying he would stay on in government as environment minister.

Amid the political turmoil, the ultimate outcome remains uncertain. Scenarios include May's deal ultimately winning approval, May losing her job, Britain leaving the bloc with no agreement, or even another referendum.

Whither go Brexit? U.K. PM battles to sell deal amid no-confidence rumours | CBC News
 
Aug 2018
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May takes a beating almost daily but to my knowledge she was the ONLY public face of the referendum to leave to actually step up and volunteer to make it happen.

All the biggest names who had demanded this course of action just vanished when they won and it was time to actually blow up the country’s trade, work and travel network with no viable alternative.

I’d love to see that in a private company. Bill Gates demand that Microsoft stop selling computer software, make it happen, then resign and walk away.
 
Mar 2012
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#6
Dumb conservatives ruining England with this Brexit nonsense just like they are ruining this country
I think part of the problem is Tony Blair of the Labour Party damaged liberals quite a bit. His going all in on the Iraq War with GW frustrated Brits. Now Jeremy Corbyn is facing anti semitism issues. So they have chaos.
 
Jun 2014
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#7
Getting messy.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Friday after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and calls for a vote of no confidence in her leadership.

More than two years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, it is still unclear how, on what terms or even if it will leave as planned on March 29. May, who won the top job in the turmoil that followed the 2016 referendum, has sought to negotiate a Brexit deal that ensures that the U.K. leaves in the smoothest way possible.

But Brexit Minister Dominic Raab resigned on Thursday over her deal, sending the pound tumbling. Mutinous lawmakers in her own party openly sought to challenge her leadership and bluntly told her that the Brexit deal would not pass Parliament. British media have been awash with rumours that May would face an imminent vote of no confidence from her own Conservative Party lawmakers.

If 48 Conservatives submit letters to the so-called 1922 committee, composed of the party's backbench MPs, May would face a vote, requiring a simple majority of the total votes in order to win. However, in a boost to May, Michael Gove, 51, the most prominent Brexit-supporting minister in her government, gave his backing to the prime minister, saying he would stay on in government as environment minister.

Amid the political turmoil, the ultimate outcome remains uncertain. Scenarios include May's deal ultimately winning approval, May losing her job, Britain leaving the bloc with no agreement, or even another referendum.

Whither go Brexit? U.K. PM battles to sell deal amid no-confidence rumours | CBC News

The UK entered the EU to begin with because it was a good deal for them. Anyone who thought they'd get a better deal by leaving the EU was an idiot from the outset, and now that fact is slapping them in their faces.
 
Aug 2018
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A voting public that says “We want the government to get us all the benefits of free trade with Europe, but provide none of those same benefits back to European countries” and will not be satisfied with anything less.

Encouraged by a rogues gallery of “spokesmen” who deliver that demand but vanish entirely when they win and soneone actually has to go and present that farce to Europeans.
 
Mar 2012
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Brussels is on edge, but it has no intention of going back to the Brexit drawing board.

Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told a meeting of EU27 ambassadors Friday morning that whatever political “difficulties” Theresa May is experiencing in London, the bloc has a “duty” to stand firm on its key Brexit red lines, according to EU diplomats present. While EU countries want to help May get the deal through parliament, there is a reluctance at such a late stage to radically unpick the agreement — despite threats to May’s leadership and a series of ministerial resignations over the deal. “Europeans are not scared, but very cautious, and everybody hopes the deal will be approved,” he added, saying that the first major challenge will be the tight timescale to consider the details of the deal before a hastily arranged EU leaders’ summit on November 25.

Brussels won’t allow Brexit deal do-over