LONDON (Reuters) - The contest to replace Theresa May as prime minister hotted up on Saturday with five candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she delivers a statement in London, Britain, May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson May announced on Friday she was quitting over her failure to deliver Brexit, raising the prospect of a new leader who could seek a more divisive split with the EU which could lead to confrontation with the bloc or a possible parliamentary election. Health secretary Matt Hancock became the latest figure to join the contest to replace May, following former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, current foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart and former work and pensions minister Esther McVey. About a dozen contenders in total are thought to be considering a tilt at the leadership, with trade … [Read more...] about Contest to replace May as prime minister hots up
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UK Politics By Rachel Schraer BBC Reality Check 24 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48380610 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check When Theresa May became prime minister in July 2016 she promised … [Read more...] about Did Theresa May solve her ‘burning injustices’?
Theresa May became prime minister in 2016 with one overriding goal: to lead Britain out of the European Union. Three years on, the U.K. is still in the EU, and May's time in 10 Downing St. is ending. She announced Friday that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7, remaining as caretaker prime minister during a party leadership contest to choose her successor. She will be remembered as the latest in a long line of Conservative leaders destroyed by the party's divisions over Europe, and as a prime minister who failed in her primary mission. But history may also see her as a leader who faced a devilishly difficult situation with stubborn determination. The daughter of a rural Anglican vicar, May attended Oxford University and worked in financial services before being elected to Parliament in 1997. She was quiet and diligent, but also ambitious. One university friend later recalled that May hoped to be Britain's first female prime minister, and "was quite irritated … [Read more...] about Theresa May: A prime minister defined and defeated by Brexit
Andrea Jenkyns Follow 22 May 2019 • 9:37pm When Theresa May became Prime Minister in the summer of 2016, many Conservatives were hoping she would have been the one to deliver Brexit. A difficult challenge, but one that would imprint her name in British History. Now, over 1045 days later, the situation is dire. No one can doubt the good intentions and the capacity of resistance of May, but her decisions and her actions have left the country and the Conservative party in an appalling state: Brexit was not delivered on time, her Withdrawal Agreement has been rejected multiple times, Parliament is paralysed, our international credibility is at its lowest and loyal Conservative members and voters are shifting to the Brexit Party in numbers. ... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try … [Read more...] about In the name of God, Prime Minister – just go
If Theresa May is ousted as Conservative leader, the will of her party is settled on only one thing about the contest that will follow: it cannot be a coronation. Burned by the consequences of letting Theresa May win by acclamation in 2016, Tory MPs anticipate that the race to succeed her will at least begin with a crowded field. The party is terminally divided, with no clear, unifiying favourite. For the generation currently in Cabinet – or just out of it – a leadership election this year could be their last shot at attaining the highest Cabinet office, or otherwise prolonging their time at the top table. Both camps in the party's war over the EU will see it as an existential battle. Here the NS brings you the runners and riders spoken of by Conservative MPs as likely candidates. Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey and Foreign Secretary One of the early favourites. Surviving nearly six years as Health Secretary – the longest … [Read more...] about Who will succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister? Runners and riders for the Tory leadership