Theresa May steps down as UK prime minister, leaving divided party

The British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned on Friday, May 24, regretting failure in her three-year term to deliver on an acceptable Brexit deal. At the end of her statement outside 10 Downing Street, her voice broke when she said she was Britain’s second female prime minster but not the last. May’s resignation goes into effect on June 7, opening the way for a succession race in the Conservative party.

Since a slim majority of Britons voted in a referendum in 2016 to exit the European Union, the country and the ruling party have been deeply divided. May’s failure to gain the support of parliament and her party for the Brexit deal she negotiated with Brussels deepened those divisions. The uncertainty over Britain’s fate meanwhile plunged the nation and its economy into chaotic limbo. Yet, through thick and thin, Prime Minister May consistently parried all attempt to force her to step down, even while Conservative lawmakers turned against her and dozens of cabinet members abandoned her government.

The daughter of a vicar, May has been accused of lacking political imagination. She certainly never budged an inch from her view that the British people had spoken in a referendum to quit Europe and it was her duty to respect their will.
Her resignation signals the start of a leadership race in the Conservative party. More than 70 candidates immediately announced their bids. The final choice is likely to fall on a strong politician, capable of uniting the fragmented party and making it fit to face the electorate in late summer or early fall – while sorting out the Brexit mess.   “My successor will have to find the consensus which I failed to reach,” were May’s words.

One of the candidates standing out at this stage is former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who quit the May government at an early stage. Outside the party, in another corner of British politics, Nigel Farage, early champion of the campaign for the UK to quit Europe, is gaining national prominence and hopes to make his mark in the European parliament. The opposition Labor party led by Jeremy Corbyn fell back sharply in local council elections this year.

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33 thoughts on “Theresa May steps down as UK prime minister, leaving divided party

  • May 24, 2019 @ 13:48 at 13:48
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    Convulsions of a democracy

    • May 24, 2019 @ 16:35 at 16:35
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      “A kingdom or a household, divided against itself, will not stand.” After all these years you’d think people would realize there are a lot if wicked, evil people who feed and live for division. This is proof that the daying is absolutely true.

      • May 25, 2019 @ 11:15 at 11:15
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        abd rusya dünyada nükleer silaha en çok sahip olan işgalci ülkelerdir darbeci ve çıkarları için iç savaş çıkartan bela ülkelerdir dünyanın başına

    • May 24, 2019 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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      Perhaps one of the Weakest Prime Ministers of English History. Certainly not a Queen Elizabeth or Margret Thatcher! The Women Movement Towards Power Two Steps Back, since May’s Leap Forward, and will be sometime to Recover. Same thing is going to happen in America. Weak Leaders of any Gender Often Happen more than Truly Rare Leaders not afraid to be Themselves.

        • May 25, 2019 @ 17:26 at 17:26
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          abd rusya dünya ülkelerini uzayda yerleştirdiği nükleer bombalarla ve nükleer balistik füzelerle tehdit ediyor

      • May 24, 2019 @ 23:38 at 23:38
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        What makes May weak???????

      • May 25, 2019 @ 17:24 at 17:24
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        abd rusya dünyada en çok nükleer silaha sahip olan üstelik uzayın her yerine dünyanın tüm ülkelerini hedef alacak şekilde nükleer silahlar yerleştiriyor dünyayı uzaydan bu iki ülke tehdit ediyor ve aynı zamanda dünyanın en işgalci ülkeleridir

  • May 24, 2019 @ 13:55 at 13:55
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    The struggle is on in Europe to stop this globalist juggernaut, hence the fuss around the EU elections on their way now (Friday to Sunday). After China, Europe is well on its way to being an authoritarian state. The European Commission is run by unelected bureaucrats and cannot be removed. The Chairman Juncker is a grandchild of the Nazi bomber aircraft manufacturer of the 1940s. Stopping the EU not a Nazi project as the globalist fascist mainstream media will have you believe. Even the left in Germany (der linke) is aware that in the progress towards globalism, the vast majority of citizens will lose all they have in economic security, social security and cultural security. For the love of God, wake up, people. See:
    https://www.turleytalks.com/videos/britain-and-the-netherlands-lead-the-populist-charge-in-eu-elections

  • May 24, 2019 @ 14:12 at 14:12
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    WFC. Mama Merkel and Papa Macron will be pleased and can go ahead with the further Superstate…………

  • May 24, 2019 @ 14:16 at 14:16
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    Time For A Regine Change In The Uk! Bomb Them America! Comb Them All!

  • May 24, 2019 @ 14:22 at 14:22
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    Good riddance. A globalist if ever there was one. May has done her utmost to cough up various deals, every one of them being worse than a hard Brexit which would involve merely following WTO rules. Even the chief of the British Chamber of Commerce has said that a hard Brexit is no big deal.

  • May 24, 2019 @ 14:22 at 14:22
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    Pin the ‘brexit’ narrative to the donkey. Push the donkey off of the cliff. Job’s a good’n.

  • May 24, 2019 @ 14:30 at 14:30
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    The question is whether the Tory and Labour parties can survive. Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party is polling more than the Tories and Labour combined. Half of Teresa May’s party are supporters and members of the Illuminati and Bilderberg group, the ultra-fascist globalist inner circle of the New World Order that aims to crush Israel and create a Caliphate from Morocco to Indonesia so that it can be one of the 3 or 4 Empires that the globalist financial elite can control through the blood of the economic-political system which is money.
    https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/05/500-illegal-migrants-from-africa-storm-pariss-main-airport-and-demand-the-french-pm-give-them-permanent-residency-rights-or-french-citizenship/

  • May 24, 2019 @ 14:33 at 14:33
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    Hopefully Corbyn comes to power.

    • May 24, 2019 @ 15:28 at 15:28
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      finally cabinet of insane and impotents wind down –now Boris will have a chance to play with himself and the future cabinet of insane he will put in place — it might work…

      • May 25, 2019 @ 11:17 at 11:17
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        abd ve rusya dünyada en çok nükleer silah sayısına sahip olan ülkelerdir ortadoğuda tek nükleer silaha sahip olan israil dünya için tehdit oluşturuyor

    • May 24, 2019 @ 16:27 at 16:27
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      If he is a true antisemite, which he is, he will not be too receptive to your kind either except to use you to gain power. Then you will have to go to war inside Britain to wrest control over the body politic from the commies to benefit Is-slum-ists like you.

  • May 24, 2019 @ 14:39 at 14:39
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    I am for anyone but Corbyn. Corbyn is the worst antisemite leftist fool of any in Europe and Britain. The UK need a strong leader who can deliver Brexit quickly and without giving away a darn thing to Brussels. Let the EU wallow in their own undemocratic cesspool of elitism and then fall apart – and take The International Criminal Court (ICC) with them. The EU will get what they have wanted for many years – a Eurasian continent with Islamism the state religion.

    • May 24, 2019 @ 16:35 at 16:35
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      European squatters call Corbyn antisemitic because he opposes the ethnic cleansing of semitic people from their native land.

      Figure that one out!

      • May 24, 2019 @ 18:09 at 18:09
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        You are the real squatter, creepy Spider, if you live anywhere else other than Israel which has been there at least 3500 years longer than the place you call home.

        • May 24, 2019 @ 22:38 at 22:38
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          Europe’s civil war created the colonialists, and the imperialist United Nations fabricated the antisemite settler ‘state’ to steal semitic land.

          All the rest is hocus-pocus.

  • May 24, 2019 @ 14:42 at 14:42
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    @Harry S. The political side is only half the story. It is not only a struggle in the European bureaucratic control system of money at the highest level. While Europe struggles to cope with the millions of immigrants, and social services collapse, there are other aspects of the control of money that will make it impossible for ordinary people to resist until their livelihoods are taken away from them. Cash will be gone globally by March 2023 to be replaced by the chip on your hand or forehead (the mark of the beast). Already in Europe there are parking bays with electric chargers for electric cars that are only operated by your chip.

    Then from March 2023 the banks will charge you for merely having a bank account and you won’t be able to take your money out because cash will not exist. The governments will merely order the banks to deduct the tax they require and you will be able to do sweet nothing about it. Their ultimate aim is to exterminate 93% of the population and get it down to maximum 500 million (see the Georgia guidestones erected by Ted Turner).

  • May 24, 2019 @ 15:01 at 15:01
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    To Carl: Fair enough. But globalist control is not only coming through complete control of the individual’s money. It is also through the rapid implementation of communication and identification systems.
    The globalists need chaos through immigration so that they can call for a ‘strong leader’ (in reality a globalist nazi) so that the political leaders in the EU and countries everywhere can say that we need a world government; and that in a borderless world all countries can get control over their populations through unification.

    By Google now moving to China, the globalist-friendly government in China is there developing the utmost in total technological and social control of every citizen. The 5G network system will allow the spying on the mobile owner through the camera and microphone even when the mobile is switched off. Citizens are followed and identified by cameras everywhere, and there is total censorship of the media and private emails. People get both random and flagged home visits and if they are reading the wrong literature and if they happen to be Jewish, Christian or Muslim they get carted off to re-education camps for 2 years (for example look at the situation of the 11 million Muslim Uighur minority in China). But after a few months they are killed and their bodies stripped of organs for the lucrative organ donor market. The relatives get the body in a casket and told not to open it. This is already happening there and we are sleepwalking into the same tyranny by the EU superstate madness.

  • May 24, 2019 @ 17:11 at 17:11
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    She should just jump on a train track, so she serves her country the best possible way if she uses the night hours in order not to disturb commuters

  • May 24, 2019 @ 18:25 at 18:25
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    Corbyn will declare Palestine on his 1st day in office, meanwhile, Netanyahu will have failed to form a government and Rivlin will have swung it to Saar, unless Netanyahu calls yet another election. Netanyahu will find life as a Kahanist really an existential problem for himself

    • May 24, 2019 @ 18:27 at 18:27
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      Tick Tock goes Netanyahu’s clock – he only has 7 days left (May 31st) court ordered release/publication of Muellers impeachment treasure trove of Netanyahu-Kushner encryption/conspiracy over UN 2334 with Flynn/Kislyak and orders to Joel Zamel/PsyGroup to successfully subvert the 2016 election in favor of PsyGroup codename Lion (Trump) over PsyGroup codename Forest (Hillary) and Bear (Cruz) detonate in America and Israel.

      • May 24, 2019 @ 18:42 at 18:42
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        You are drinking some major coolaid! Successful subversion of the 2016 election in favor of POTUS Trump…you must be truly mad. You wackjobs are worst than a B rated zombie movie.

        The only tic, toc is for the SWIFT JUSTICE that will be coming over the next 7 years. Enjoy the 70th week you freak!

  • May 24, 2019 @ 19:15 at 19:15
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    France will never stop Germany and Russia alone. Macron knows that. France is better off in the EU trying to counter Merkel while agreeing to a rather silent strategic deal with the US and England. A pipeline across Arabia to the Eastern Med deprives Germany of buying Russian energy while connecting the EU to a better supply. The tide has turned on INGSOC struggling now with Soros’s doubling down with an open EU promoted with billions. The narrative is cracking wide open and expect an escalation of idiocy when the realization that a Trump victory can reverse the Fabian plan. Orwell is eating popcorn somewhere.

  • May 25, 2019 @ 1:50 at 1:50
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    Corbin will be the final fall of Britain

  • May 26, 2019 @ 10:31 at 10:31
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    DEAR THERESA, YOU MAY HAVE RESIGNED FROM PARLIAMENT, AND A ROTTEN LOT THEY WERE. BUT YOU SHONE AND SHOWED THEM ALL UP, FOR WHAT THEY WERE, A BUNCH OF NO GOOD, A——-S AND W——S. THE LOT OF THEM. IN HEBREW WE CALL YOU AN ”ESHET CHAYIL”, A WOMAN OF VALOUR WHO IS WORTH MORE THAN RUBIES. THOSE TEARS WILL HAUNT EVERYONE OF THEM, IF THEY HAVE A HEART TICKING IN THEIR CHEST. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS YOU, AND YOUR DEAR HUSBAND, PETER.

  • May 28, 2019 @ 16:34 at 16:34
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    Pm Theresa May was pro EU before ascending to the PM office. Then she was given a task to negotiate an exit from the EU. Why I have no idea. Britain is the 2nd largest economy in the EU and the EU is going to hurt given the exit takes place with or without a deal. The actual bottom line of the deal has not been made public and that puts ex-Pm May in a bad light. Take all of this in total; the elections in Europe for the EU Parliament of 21 European countries have turned against the Brussels leaders of the EU and favored the spirit of national sovereignty rather than the dictates the EU leadership. The acts of Brussels forcing the EU members to take in millions of refugees was not very popular in Europe and launched the possible end of an experiment that placed EU lives in danger. The EU had no idea of who and what was entering the Europe. That was the beginning of the end for the EU.

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