Is it too soon to make a plea to bring back Theresa May? You remember her, surely. She looks pretty effective by current standards. “Bloody difficult woman”, for sure, publicly awkward,
It’s a trap. Theresa May’s offer of a parliamentary vote on a fresh referendum, as part of the last-ditch attempt to pass her Withdrawal Agreement Bill sounds fantastic. You might imagine it to be some sort of death-bed conversion by the prime minister, who has previously refused
When Boris Johnson was asked about the Conservative leadership, he said: “Of course I’m going to go for it.” What he meant, according to one of his leadership campaign team, was that there is no vacancy at the moment, but that he would be a candidate when there was.
During the darkest days of the Brexit crisis, Theresa May allies kept their spirits up by describing her “Bee Gees strategy” – a reference to the group’s hit “Stayin’ Alive”. This goal is what lies behind Tuesday night’s announcement that MPs will hold a fourth vote on May’s Brexit deal in early June,
There is a story about an enthusiastic American who took a phlegmatic English friend to see the Niagara Falls. “Isn’t that amazing?” exclaimed the American. “Look at that vast mass of water dashing over that enormous cliff!”
Pressure is building on Theresa May ahead of talks with the opposition Labour Party aimed at reaching a deal on leaving the European Union, as opinion polls showed support for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party soaring and members of her own side urged her to change strategy.
It has been clear for some time that May wouldn’t last the summer. The start of the leadership tussle can be traced back to 10pm on 8th June, 2017 — the moment that exit poll indicated the loss of her party’s majority after her snap election that went badly wrong. Her demise has been two years
“A week is a long time in politics” was a famous saying of Labour prime minister Harold Wilson. It means a month is an eternity. A lot has changed since the UK was set on a course leading, unexpectedly, to the European elections this Thursday in the UK to vote in British MEPs. That set of events was triggered
It is always difficult to make any decision in a country where the leader has no support from his or her own people (“May’s push for a fourth vote won’t save her for long,” May 17, Gulf Today). It is testing time for Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May as she is struggling with support from house members.
The Conservatives didn’t do as badly in the local elections as they might have done. They lost hundreds of council seats, but that is what unpopular governing parties do. Estimates of how the whole of Great Britain might have voted if there had been elections everywhere, including London, Wales and Scotland, suggest that the Tories and Labour ended about equal.