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Theresa May to Step Down as U.K. Prime Minister

Theresa May to Step Down as U.K. Prime Minister

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  • Don't be fooled into thinking she was a victim of the times. She was one of its creators. Her entire political career was built on the bashing and othering of migrants and the most vulnerable members of society. Excuse me for feeling zero sympathy for her.

  • She held her self with real poise and integrity through though times. Right until the end she fought for what she believed in - rightly or wrongly. Regardless of politics she should be remembered for trying to do her best for the country. Emphasis on trying...

  • Respect for how she has handled herself. But she was clearly the wrong person to lead Brexit from the beginning. She negotiated the deal she wanted; her job was to deliver Brexit. She failed her job.

  • Not sure anyone is able to shepherd us though this mess. And we may have been better with the devil we know.

  • Brexit is a sh@t show. Corbyn is right to propose a general election be had. Decorum is not what this scenario needs. Unprecedented times call for us all to flex our imagination muscles and take actions above and beyond (or outside of) traditions and ‘business as usual’. The general election likely will

    Brexit is a sh@t show. Corbyn is right to propose a general election be had. Decorum is not what this scenario needs. Unprecedented times call for us all to flex our imagination muscles and take actions above and beyond (or outside of) traditions and ‘business as usual’. The general election likely will not happen. Alas, we must explore more radical solutions to our problems we face. Our hands will be forced one way or another if we don’t. It may come to revolution but that could be done through a consensus, or through a messy and chaotic upheaval. Time will tell. Keep your eyes on the UK, folks...

  • No matter your opinion of her politics, take a moment to recognize the sheer work ethic, tenacity and composure May put into the job. I am actually more inspired by her efforts, despite our difference of opinion, than I am am by the super-successful/God-given talents we worship in modern times.

  • Is it time for a general election or will the the next conservative leader continue what Prime Minister May was trying to do? It should be time for the voters to end the stagnation.

    Nobody can deny the Prime Minister worked hard for her vision of the UK.

  • Labour come on

  • The problem with the UK and USA, is that elected officials are not doing their jobs of running the country as they have been elected and positioned to do. They are using personal opinion, not those of every eligible voting citizen, to play games and fatten their own wallets and purses. You can have a

    The problem with the UK and USA, is that elected officials are not doing their jobs of running the country as they have been elected and positioned to do. They are using personal opinion, not those of every eligible voting citizen, to play games and fatten their own wallets and purses. You can have a strong dedicated and determined leader, elected and then not backed, because politicians are not following through with their duties as per the people. Kudos for trying.

  • Well played and a huge amount of respect for dogged determination in role

  • A PM negotiating Brexit that campaigned Remain was always going to entail an even more torturous road to pull of a vaguely defined Brexit. May knew that when she took the job, and after three years there just isn’t any further she can go.

  • Definitely held the stiff upper lip and tried to carry on despite the appalling lack of results. But to what extent is everything set up for anyone to fail and the situation completely invidious and untenable. But the important issues to focus on going forward are still the multitude of problems that

    Definitely held the stiff upper lip and tried to carry on despite the appalling lack of results. But to what extent is everything set up for anyone to fail and the situation completely invidious and untenable. But the important issues to focus on going forward are still the multitude of problems that will result from a potential hard brexit. While counterintuitive a mix moshed Brexit by October could add even more complexity to the realities of content, contract and data management, not to mention all of the security issues and physical logistics.

  • From the beginning it seemed unlikely that her tenure would be a successful one. Between splits within her own party over Brexit, a somewhat spiteful EU, and complicated backstop issue further complicated by a weak mandate and dependence on the support of a Northern Ireland party, she had a nearly impossible

    From the beginning it seemed unlikely that her tenure would be a successful one. Between splits within her own party over Brexit, a somewhat spiteful EU, and complicated backstop issue further complicated by a weak mandate and dependence on the support of a Northern Ireland party, she had a nearly impossible task. It can be debated how much she attempted to address it vs. contributed to it.

  • Can’t help but feel sorry for Mrs May today. She has had an impossible task in many ways.