Theresa May’s political future right now is on the brink. There’s so much infighting in the Conservative Party and they all pretty much want her out after her performance in the past General Election. Many Tories have no faith in the coalition Government with Democratic Unionist Party and many pundits predict the coalition will end badly.
Former Prime Minister John Major, a shrewd and hard core Conservative has publicly bashed the Tory coalition with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. He, like Northern Ireland’s Sein Feinn has made it clear that the Tory coalition with DUP is a threat to the Good Friday Agreement.
Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations are not quite what she hoped for. Her Brexit Minister David Davis is said to be frustrated at the lack of progress in negotiations and it is believed Mr Davis thinks the reason Brexit negotiations are failing is because Theresa May is insisting on a hard Brexit. Davis wants a different approach which is a soft Brexit.
Boris Johnson is meanwhile pulling the strings in the background, aiming for what has always been his ultimate goal- to be party leader and eventually Prime Minister. But many in the Conservative Party are wary of his ways. They have branded him as a divisive figure after he “back stabbed” David Cameron during the Brexit referendum. He had calculated that by campaigning against Cameron who was campaigning for Brexit, he would make sure Cameron gets a bad result and resigns which he did and then Boris would take over and become Prime Minister.
After Cameron fell on his own sword, he resigned and then Boris Johnson made a manoeuvre for Prime Minister but those who had promised him to push for Brexit and to betray Cameron withdrew their support after using Boris to do their Brexit work. That’s how Theresa May came into power after Boris found himself with no backers.
Theresa May became an unelected Prime Minister and by wanting to legitimise her powerbase, soon called a General Election on 8th of June. The results were poor and hence the coalition with the DUP, a party that is largely unknown outside of Northern Ireland.
Theresa May is expected to resign in a couple of months as the Tories look for a successor. Boris Johnson has been told that the party needs a new generation of leaders but he insists he wants to be party leader and eventually PM.
Pundits are all waiting for Theresa May’s resignation. Some are speculating what kind of speech she will make.
Quiz: What Would Be Your Thoughts and Reactions Today if Theresa May Resigns???
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