May is out. Or, she will be on 7 June. And Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is set to clean up at the UK’s European election.
The public opinion of Theresa May is less than favourable, after almost three years since the vote to leave the EU. The UK still remains a member, and the issue of how and when it will leave looks to be an issue for lucky Mr Farage. Not that she didn’t try. But it just wasn’t enough.
UK bids spiteful farewell to Theresa May
You can only imagine the stress Ms May has endured over the last three years. While her leaving comes as a major disappointment to her, and her inability to deliver the promise the Brits voted for, one can only hope she finds some relief from her resignation.
With May’s announcement, it opened up uncertainty on who would be appropriate to lead the Conservative Party. However, despite her leaving, BBC predictions see the party at around 10–12%, down from their 23% holding in 2014. Meanwhile, the Brexit party is predicted to be between 29–31%.
‘The intelligence I get is that the Brexit party is doing pretty well,’ Farage, who headed one of the two Brexit campaigns in the 2016 referendum, said.
According to Reuters, while May was forced to delay Brexit, Labour has voiced support for another referendum and promises to honour the 2016 result.
‘This issue will have to go back to the people, whether through a general election or a public vote,’ Jeremy Corbyn said. ‘Over the coming days we will have conversations across our party and movement, and reflect on these results on both sides of the Brexit divide.’
Good luck to them, we say.
Brexit Party pushing for promise
The last three years have been unpleasant to watch, that’s for sure. And the battle is far from over. In fact, the events of the last three years will shape Britain for generations to come.
Mr Farage hasn’t been quiet in saying he sees Britain’s political system as broken. Of course, it’s been no secret, watching it fray over the last three years. And he’ll be pushing the UK to leave as soon as possible.
How it will play out, that is, in the lead up to the elections, is another matter entirely. Because predictions can be wrong, as we’ve just seen closer to home with the result of the Australian federal election.
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